August 7, 2019

The University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center is now one of now 48 International Centers of Excellence designated by the Parkinson’s Foundation.

CU Motion Disorders Center group photo.
Faculty and staff of the University of Colorado Motion Disorders Center. Center co-directors are Dr. Maureen Leehey, bottom row, far left, and Dr. Lauren Seeberger, bottom row, center.

Designations this year were focused on medical centers that focus on underserved populations. “Other criteria included the ability to provide the highest level of evidence-based patient-centered care, conduct relevant clinical research that serves patient priorities, demonstrate leadership in professional training and conduct impactful patient education and community outreach.”

Here is a link to the Parkinson’s Foundation news release.

The Center of Excellence network is an important part of the Parkinson’s Foundation goal to ensure everyone living with Parkinson’s has access to expert care so they can live better lives. Every center must recertify after five years to ensure the required standards of care.

The center is located within the CU School of Medicine. Dr. Lauren Seeberger and Dr. Maureen Leehey will serve as co-directors of the CU Movement Disorder Center.

Guest contributor: Nicole Leith, Movement Disorders Center Coordinator and Marketing Specialist.

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