Register Now, Free Program "Living Well With Parkinson's" Apr. 14, 2018 at Lenbrook

March 30, 2018

Join PD Gladiators and the Parkinson's Foundation for "Living Well With Parkinson's: Nutrition and Neuroplasticity" on Sat., Apr. 14, 2018, at Lenbrook. Discover more about the pivotal role exercise and nutrition play in managing the symptoms of Parkinson's and how recent evidence has led to a new understanding of neuroplasticity. 
 
Learn how to feed the body and exercise the mind at this empowering community event. It's free but seating is limited. 
 
Please RSVP today at: 
 
Presenters include:
Giri Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Atlanta VA
RR&D and Department of Neurology, Emory University
 
Laurie Mischley, ND, MPH, PhD
Clinical Research Assistant Professor
Bastyr University
 
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
 
Time: 8:00 a.m. to Noon 
(breakfast will be served)
 
Location:  Lenbrook
3747 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
 
More on our presenters:
Giri Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.
Dr. Krishnamurthy is a Bioengineer with expertise in developing methodologies to quantify task-induced neural activity, and resting-state brain connectivity using BOLD fMRI. His training in signal and image processing, along with his interest in cognitive neuroscience, has put him in a unique position to develop data analysis pipelines to parse out the BOLD signal from different sources of noise and image artifacts such that the sensitivity of BOLD-based biomarkers are enhanced to neurocognitive and neurophysiological functioning. Dr. Krishnamurthy’s primary research centers around development of advanced image analysis methodologies, especially physiology-based modeling and interpretation of MR signals, and includes: (1) investigating the nature of different sources of artifacts (physiological noise and task-correlated motion) in resting-state and task fMRI data, and developing methodologies to mitigate such artifacts (2) developing MR-based tools/methodologies to better understand the brain physiology at systems level, and (3) integrating fMRI with non-invasive tools such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for 
for neuro-rehabilitation purposes. Over the past 10 years of doctoral and post-doctoral training, he has gained a deep understanding of cerebral hemodynamics, neurophysiology of resting-state and task-induced brain activity, as well as multi-modal imaging. At Emory, Dr. Krishnamurthy is heavily involved in MR protocol design, sequence optimization, and design and implementation of analysis pipelines for multiple neuroimaging projects spanning Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, healthy aging, and cohorts undergoing exercise and dance intervention. 
 
Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH
Laurie K Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH studied naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, and epidemiology and nutritional sciences at the University of Washington. The focus of her work is on describing conditionally essential nutrients in Parkinson’s disease (PD), attempting to describe the nutritional status and requirements unique to individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. She has published on coenzyme Q10 deficiency in PD, completed her master’s thesis on lithium deficiency in PD, and is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on glutathione in PD.  In 2013, she and her team completed a “Phase I Safety & Tolerability Study of Intranasal Glutathione in PD.” Dr. Mischley is a clinical research assistant professor at Bastyr University, where she is principal investigator of other PD studies including, “CAM Care in PD” and “Cannabis in PD Tremor.” Dr. Mischley is the author of Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease.