Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos serves as Medical Director of the PRF Center of Excellence. He directs Tampa Bay Parkinson's Disease Chapter. With the support from the PRF, Dr. Sanchez-Ramos has expanded clinical services. The increased activity includes experimental clinical trials and basic research in Parkinson's disease. In addition, the PRF supports a PRF Chapter serving the Tampa Bay region. The primary goal of the PRF Chapter is to deliver the best care and information about Parkinson's disease. Services of the PRF Tampa Chapter include the presentation of patient conferences focusing on medical management and therapeutic interventions that improve the daily lives of patients. These include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, exercise, nutrition, etc.
The Parkinson Research Foundation will also establish a post-doctoral fellowship to train future generations of experts in Parkinson's disease. Training will include the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of movement disorders, with emphasis on Parkinson's disease. The candidate will have the chance to work with Dr. Sanchez-Ramos and to collaborate with neurosurgery in treating patients who require deep brain stimulation. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to work at least 2 days a week in basic research in the laboratory of Dr. Sanchez-Ramos, with a focus on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. The training program will be tailored to the unique goals of the candidate; however, those individuals who want to publish both basic and clinical research papers are most likely to benefit from this program. The Parkinson Research Foundation Fellowship is geared for the individual who plans an academic career.
In addition to Parkinson's Disease, Dr. Sanchez-Ramos operates the busiest Huntington's Disease clinic in Florida. The Huntington's Disease Center of Excellence, also located on the North Campus of USF Health.
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