Christine Hunter was a long-time and valuable member of PSG and served a term as the coordinator representative on the Executive Committee. Christine began working in the Movement Disorder Center at Baylor College of Medicine in 1996 and retired in 2020 as Research Director. However, she couldn’t stay away from Parkinson’s Disease and was still active with the Parkinson’s Foundation and Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) even during retirement. She had a heart of gold, a smile of love and kindness that she extended to all.
Throughout her career, no matter how busy she was, Christine always made time for everyone, especially her fellow coordinators. She served as a mentor (officially and unofficially) to so many people over the years and was always available to lend an ear or give her opinion, she was a wealth of knowledge. But as much as she loved research, patients were always her top priority whether it was speaking at a support group, volunteering at Tourette’s camp, or talking to patients and their families one on one. Christine was a dear friend to many of us and her loss has left a deep void. We can keep her memory alive by trying to emulate her passion for her work and trying to make our patients’ lives better.
1Late-breaking abstracts may be defined as those that were not possible to submit earlier due to factors such as (1) incomplete data collection/study conclusion or (2) a novel or high-impact discovery from already collected data not realized in time to meet the original deadline.