CPH researchers attend meeting on Parkinson’s disease and exercise

Published on December 10, 2014

Attendees at the Parkinson's disease and exercise meeting
Attendees at the Parkinson’s disease and exercise meeting

Several researchers from the University of Iowa attended a meeting in Chicago the weekend of Dec. 6 that focused on exercise and Parkinson’s disease. The meeting, organized by Ergun Uc, UI associate professor of neurology, specifically sought to evaluate the current state of the art and look towards future clinical trials to examine the benefits of exercise in this population.

Attending from the College of Public Health were Chris Coffey, director of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center (CTSDMC) and professor of biostatistics, along with Dixie Ecklund, CTSDMC associate director, and Jeff Dawson, professor of biostatistics. Other UI faculty attending were Michelle Voss (psychology) and Warren Darling (health and human physiology).