Fresco Institute International Program
NYU Langone’s Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders offers clinical and research fellowships for international applicants. We also offer programs to foster collaboration between NYU Langone and international movement disorders clinicians and researchers, including a basic science research grant program and a clinical research grant program, as well as host annual conferences.
Fresco Parkinson Centers in Europe
The Fresco Institute collaborates with select European sites that are currently involved in clinical care and research in the field of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. The Fresco Parkinson Institute provides guidance and support to the selected sites to further care and research by implementing the guidelines issued by the Parkinson’s Foundation. Clinicians and scientists at the Fresco Parkinson Center in Europe also have the opportunity to participate in joint research projects with researchers at NYU Langone.
Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Neurology Clinic—Perugia University Hospital
The Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Neurology Clinic at Perugia University Hospital provides clinical care to people with movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, choreic disorders, ataxias, and dystonias. Its clinical care work is integrated with its clinical and preclinical research work.
Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders—Policlinico Milan
The Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the Fondazione Ca’ Granda General Hospital of Milan provides care to about 2,000 people per month through specialized outpatient clinics and through inpatient hospitalization in the neurology ward.
Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders—University of Genova
The Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Genova cares for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and also conducts clinical and experimental research, working together with other movement disorders centers in Italy and abroad. It also provides extensive training to students from various degree programs within the Department of Medicine, as well as to residents, nurses, and other medical professionals.
Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders—Villa Margherita Healthcare Facility
The Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the Villa Margherita Healthcare Facility offers an all-inclusive treatment model for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, along with their relatives, and uses a multidisciplinary approach and continuity of care. The center is composed of a neurology unit with 15 beds and a neurorehabilitation unit with 45 beds.
Each year, more than 700 patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders are admitted to the center, and more than 3,000 are treated on an outpatient basis. The center actively collaborates with clinical and experimental researchers specializing in movement disorders both in Italy and abroad.
Department of Rehabilitation for Parkinson’s Disease and Severe Acquired Cerebrolesions—Moriggia-Pelascini Hospital
The Department of Rehabilitation for Parkinson’s Disease and Severe Acquired Cerebrolesions at Moriggia-Pelascini Hospital of Gravedona ed Uniti is home to 56 beds dedicated to the rehabilitative hospitalization of people with Parkinson’s disease or parkinsonism—such as progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy—and dystonia. Each year, it is accessed by an average of 600 patients. Three outpatient clinics are reserved for patients with Parkinson’s disease or movement disorders each week.
Regional Referral Center for Parkinson’s Disease—University of Pisa
The Regional Referral Center for Parkinson’s Disease at the University of Pisa provides care for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders and also conducts clinical research. The center’s research focuses on developing new diagnostic methods, such as MRI, PET, and SPECT scans and neurobiology, and new drugs. About 50 Good Clinical Practice clinical trials have been conducted since 1986. Since that time, approximately 10,000 patients have been examined at the center, and about 1,200 patients are currently in ongoing follow-up care.
Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center—Department of Neurology at University Hospital Würzburg
More than 2,000 patients with movement disorders are treated annually in the inpatient and outpatient services at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center in the Department of Neurology at University Hospital Würzburg. Diverse studies aim to improve the therapeutic potentials in the treatment of movement disorders and allow a careful management of individual patients. In particular, we helped to establish deep brain stimulation as one of the most potent therapies for patients with movement disorders. Our laboratories use a wide range of clinical and experimental techniques to study the dysregulation of motor circuits underlying human movement disorders, such as parkinsonism, dystonia, myoclonus, and tremor. These involve molecular brain imaging studies with simultaneous deep brain and cortical recordings and biomechanical measurements. We aim to better understand the neuronal encoding mechanisms of motor control toward new and personalized treatments.