University of Florida faculty member will talk about atypical Parkinsonianisms
St. Augustine, Florida—November 17, 2014—Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects an estimated 1 million people in the United States, gradually affecting their movements through tremors, stiffness or slowing.
What: Guest speaker to address the St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group on “What is Parkinsonism?” The event is free and open to the public.
Who: Dr. Nikolaus McFarland, assistant professor at the University of Florida in the department of neurology, the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, and the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease
When: Nov. 22, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Where: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Room 101, 1 University Blvd., St. Augustine, FL
Contact: Melanie Lomaglio, 904-826-0084, ext. 1270, faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
About the St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
The St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets every month, alternately bringing a guest speaker to the University of St. Augustine campus and hosting a social gathering at City Coffee Company on N. Ponce de Leon Boulevard. The group is led by Melanie Lomaglio, an assistant professor at USA, and Dr. Roger J. Geronimo. The St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is not affiliated with the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
About the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative quality classroom and distance education. Founded in 1979, USA has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas. USA offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, education, health science and orthopaedic assistant, as well as residency, fellowship and continuing education programs. It is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 75 institutions in 29 countries and one of the most significant global higher education providers for health sciences. For more information, visit www.usa.edu.