The UNC Movement Disorders Center has been named a “CurePSP Center of Care” by the non-profit organization, CurePSP. CurePSP created this new network to help patients with atypical Parkinsonism disorders including progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal syndrome and multiple system atrophy (MSA) to locate the best possible care and other resources. Dr. Miriam Sklerov will be the director of the center.
Jessica Shurer, Center Coordinator and Clinical Social Worker, and Dr. Nina Browner of the Movement Disorders Division have been working closely with CurePSP for the past few years. Ms. Shurer offers a monthly support group for people with PSP and corticobasal degeneration, and she and Dr. Browner hosted an Atypical Parkinsonism Family Education Symposium in 2017. In addition, Ms. Shurer and Dr. Sklerov now coordinate a monthly Atypical Parkinsonism Multidisciplinary Clinic, modeled after a longstanding specialty clinic for Parkinson’s. Dr. Sklerov also runs a new autonomic center and has increased the center’s research efforts in atypical Parkinsonism, including work with resting connectivity in MSA as a biomarker for progression.
Visit Cure PSP for more information.