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Dr. Laurie King, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Awarded $300,000 Research Grant

03/29/11  Portland, Ore.

The Foundation for Physical Therapy presented its largest single research grant award in the 30-year history of the Foundation to Dr. Laurie King, Assistant Professor of Neurology.

In November, the national  Foundation for Physical Therapy presented its largest single research grant award in the 30-year history of the Foundation to Dr. Laurie King, Assistant Professor of Neurology. The $300,000 grant in collaboration with Dr. Fay Horak, Professor of Neurology, is for work comparing the effectiveness of 3 different approaches to rehabilitation of people with Parkinson's disease who also have other chronic health impairments.

OHSU and VA rehabilitation departments will provide one-on-one physical therapy, a group exercise class supervised by a physical therapist at CHH, and a home exercise program. Drs. King, Horak and Carter recently presented a 2 day workshop for 90 northwest physical therapists at OHSU focused on state-of-the-art rehabilitation to prevent mobility disability in people with Parkinson's disease, sponsored by the Parkinson's Center of Oregon, OHSU.

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