News and Events

Past Events

APDA Optimism Walk

The Udall Center will once again be hosting a table at the American Parkinson's Disease Association's Optimism Walk. Be sure to stop by and say hi! 

When: Saturday, September 14th

Where: Roseville Central Park

             Jaycees Shelter

             2540 Lexington Ave North

             Roseville, MN 55113

Time: Check-In: 9am 

           Walk Begins: 10am 

Dr. Matusmoto to Present in Willmar, MN

Dr. Matsumoto will be presenting in Willmar, MN at the Bethesda Care Facility at 10am on Wednesday, September 11th. Dr. Matsumto is excited to share research updates and potential for collaboration with patients with Parkinson's in Willmar. 

Willmar Support Group Presentation

Dr. Joseph Matsumoto, one of our Movement Disorder specialists, will be presenting at the Willmar Support Group on Wednesday, September 11th. Details for the event are below. 

When: Wednesday, September 11th

Time: 10am - 11am 

Location: 901 Willmar Ave SE, Willmar, MN 

New Frontiers in Research and Care

Join Dr. Jing Wang and Dr. Joseph Matsumoto from the Udall Center as they present at the Parkinson's Foundation Minnesota Chapter's "New Frontiers in Research and Care" on May 21st at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. Details below: 

When: Tuesday, May 21

Where: Metropolitan Ballroom, Golden Valley, MN 

Time: 9:30am - 1:55pm

Annual Spring Patient Symposium

Our Annual Spring Patient Symposium will be held:

Saturday, April 27th 

9am - 1pm 

Inwood Oaks Event Center

Click Here for More Details

Dr. Tuite at Coon Rapids Support Group

Dr. Paul Tuite will be speaking at the Coon Rapids Support Group on Thursday, April 12th at 1pm. He'll be speaking about Updates in Parkinson's disease research. 

2018 Winter Education Session

Join Dr. Colum Mackinnon from the Udall Center on Monday, March 12, 2018 as he presents at the 2018 Winter Education Session for the Parkinson's Foundation of Minnesota. 

Date: Monday, March 12, 2018

Time: 9:45am - 2:00pm 

Location: North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills

1700 Hwy 96 W

Arden Hills, MN 55112

Dr. Erin Holker at Northwest Iowa Parkinson's Disease Symposium

Dr. Erin Holker will be presenting on Cognition in Parkinson's Disease at the 2017 Northwest Iowan Parkinson's Disease Symposium in Sioux City, Iowa. The symposium will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Souix City on Friday, October 20th. Click the photo below for more details and information on how to register! 

Optimism Walk

The 2017 APDA Optimism Walk will take place Saturday, October 14th at Roseville Central Park. The Department of Neurology team "Walking for U!" will be out there with information about the Udall center and other research updates. Be sure to stop by and learn more about the work we do! 

For more information, and to register for the walk click here

Parkinson's Education in Maple Grove

Dr. Tuite speaking to a group of people with Parkinson's and caregivers

Dr. Paul Tuite, and Kelly Sovell, RN, presented on updates in Parkinson's Disease to a large group of PD patients and care givers in Maple Grove on September 19th. We look forward to working with the Parkonson Foundation on future educational events around the state!



The UMN's very own Dr. Jerrold Vitek, Dr. Noam Harel, Dr. Michael Park, and many other Udall team members have had their research published in Neurobiology of Disease! 

The Udall Center's paper, titled "Directional deep brain stimulation leads reveal spatially distinct oscillatory activity in the globus pallidus internus of Parkinson's disease patients", was accepted in the 139th issue of the journal. 
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 9:30am

The Kurt B Seydow Dystonia Foundation recently presented the Department of Neurology with a check for $192,000, raised at the 4th annual Kites2Kure Dystonia event. The gift will be used to advance scientific studies and research at the University of Minnesota, specifically advancing research on utilizing neurophysiological brain mapping and syncing tehcniques, which allows them to gain additional insight on the brain activity that may be the cause for developing dystonic symptoms.

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

M Physicians has published a terrific article about the wonderful work of Susan Vold, our Movement Disorders Nurse. Susan does an outstanding job of providing care to the patients we work with. Read more about Susan's work here

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:30am

Photos of Medical Alley DayWednesday February 6th 2019 was Medical Alley Day at the Minnesota State Capitol, bringing together legislators with the health technology companies that power Minnesota’s economy and make it the global epicenter of health innovation and care.

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:45am

On September 15th, the Kurt B. Seydow Dystonia Foundation presented a check of $127k to the Department of Neurology from their 2nd annual "Kites 2 Kure" Dystonia Event. The donation will be used to fund Dystonia research at the U. Thanks to all who donated at Kites to Kure and save the date for next year's Kites2Kure Dystonia Event on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018! For more information on the Kurt B. Seydown Foundation, click here

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:15pm

Faced with worsening Parkinson’s disease symptoms, Kelly Cargill decided to undergo deep brain stimulation. The procedure helped her turn a corner in her battle against the disease. Click here to read more

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:45am

A new journal article, Insights gleaned by measuring patient's stated goals for DBS: More than tremor, was recently published in Neurology. Udall members, Dr. Scott Cooper and Dr. Jerrold Vitek were co-authors on the article. The abstract can be found here

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

Dr. Jerrold L. Vitek, Udall Director and Chair of the Department of Neurology, discussed in a November 5th Star Tribune article the progress and potential of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to help patients struggling with a variety of neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's Disease (PD). The research uses a method called "closed-loop stimulation" in its DBS procedures, which triggers pulses only when abnormal neural patterns are recognized.

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:45am

UMN Sparks, hosted by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, will take place on Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm in Marshall, MN.

Dr. Matthew Johnson, from the Udall Center, and other University of Minnesota experts will offer new insight into our health, our economy, and our lives.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:30am

Deep brain stimulation regulates the abnormal signals that cause many Parkinson’s disease symptoms, according to University of Minnesota Health Neurosurgeon Michael C. Park, MD, PhD.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:00am

Neuromodulation Research Center (NMRC) members were at the Minnesota State Fair on September 4, 2016 to inform the public about deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for movement disorders and highlight the clinical DBS program and translational neuromodulation research being done at the University of Minnesota.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:00am

Once dragged down by the physical and emotional implications of the disease, man now has a brighter outlook on life.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:00am

U scientists are gaining ground on Parkinson's disease on multiple fronts.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:45am

U scientists explore freezing of gait, a debilitating complication of Parkinson’s disease, and actions that can get patients moving again.

Colum MacKinnon records muscle and brain activity in lab

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:45am