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Movement Disorder Fellow Journal Club


The Movement Disorder Fellows are responsible for organizing a monthly journal club for the movement disorders faculty, staff, residents, and other invitees. Recent articles should be selected based on their impact to the field, their ability to address interesting or unanswered questions, or to review recent updates to a particular area in movement disorders. Fellows are recommended to check the AAN curriculum for specific articles. Article PDFs should be sent out to the email group list at least 3 days prior to a scheduled journal club and reminders should be sent at least 1 week prior (and preferably on the morning of). The fellow is responsible for presenting a succinct summary of the background of a particular topic, in addition to the article of interest. The format should stimulate discussion and engage the audience. While introductory slides or figures may be included in the presentation, a PowerPoint presentation is not necessary nor recommended.

Journal Club Schedule - 2024

Journal Club is scheduled virtually on the first Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change. 

If you would like to participate, contact for Zoom details. 

Date Presenter Article to be discussed 


 Amy Lin, PGY5


Dean Liou, PGY5

"Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for Tremor in Parkinson's Disease: Outcomes in a Large, Prospective Cohort"

"Trial of Botulinum Toxin for Isolated or Essential Head Tremor"


Amy Liou, PGY5

"Are patients with GBA-Parkinson disease good candidates for deep brain stimulation? A longitudinal multicentric study on a large Italian cohort"


Dean Liou, PGY5

"Phenoconversion in pure autonomic failure: a multicentre prospective longitudinal cohort study"


Amy Lin, PGY5

"Patients with Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease Benefit from Deep Brain Stimulation: A Case-Control Study"


Dean Liou, PGY5

"Trial of Lixisenatide in Early Parkinson’s Disease"


Amy Lin, PGY5

"Skin Biopsy Detection of Phosphorylated α-Synuclein in Patients With Synucleinopathies"


Kevin Littleton, PGY5


10/4/2024 Eshita Shaw, PGY5
11/1/2024 Kevin Littleton, PGY5
12/6/2024 Eshita Shaw, PGY5

Past Journal Club Schedule - 2023


Date Presenter Article to be discussed 


Bobby Hess, PGY5 "Safety and efficacy of subcutaneous night-time only apomorphine infusion to treat insomnia in patients with Parkinson's disease (APOMORPHEE): a multicentre, randomised, controlled, double-blind crossover study"
2/15/2023 Mick Reedy, PGY5 "Patients with Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease Benefit from Deep Brain Stimulation"


Bobby Hess, PGY5 "Trial of Deferiprone in Parkinson's Disease"


Mick Reedy, PGY5 "Trial of Globus Pallidus Focused Ultrasound Ablation in Parkinson’s Disease"


Bobby Hess, PGY5 "Proposal for a Biologic Staging System of Parkinson’s Disease"


 Dean Liou, PGY5

“IPX203 vs Immediate-Release Carbidopa-Levodopa for the Treatment of Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson Disease”


 Amy Lin, PGY5

"DOPA decarboxylase is an emerging biomarker for Parkinsonian disorders including preclinical Lewy body disease"


 Dean Liou, PGY5

"Parkinson’s Disease Tremor Differentially Responds to Levodopa and Subthalamic Stimulation"

Past Journal Club Schedule - 2022


Date Presenter Article to be discussed 
1/20/2022 Kristy Hwang, PGY5 Detection of α-synuclein in CSF by RT-QuIC in patients with isolated rapid-eye-movement sleep behavior disorder: a longitudinal observational study
2/16/2022 Justin Nowell, PGY5 Probiotics for Constipation in Parkinson Disease
3/23/2022 Kristy Hwang, PGY5

The Power of Musification: Sensor-Based Music Feedback Improves Arm Swing in Parkinson’s Disease

4/20/2022 Justin Nowell, PGY5

A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study with Dipyridamole for Restless Legs Syndrome

5/18/2022 Kristy Hwang, PGY5

The Movement Disorder Society Criteria for the Diagnosis of Multiple System Atrophy

6/15/2022 -- -- 
7/20/2022 Bobby Hess, PGY5

Prospective Home-use Study on Non-invasive Neuromodulation Therapy for Essential Tremor

8/17/2022 Mick Reedy, PGY5

Mediterranean Dietary Pattern at Middle Age and Risk of Parkinson’s Disease - A Swedish Cohort Study

9/28/2022 Bobby Hess, PGY5

Trial of Prasinezumab in Early-Stage Parkinson’s Disease (PASADENA trial)

10/19/2022 Mick Reedy, PGY5

Epigenetic Clock Acceleration Is Linked to Age at Onset of
Parkinson’s Disease

11/16/2022 Bobby Hess, PGY5

Safety and Efficacy of Mevidalen in Lewy Body Dementia: A Phase 2, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial (PRESENCE trial)


Mick Reedy, PGY5 Association of Concurrent Olfactory Dysfunction and Probable Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder with Early Parkinson's Disease Progression