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Merz North America Pledges $1,000,000 in Fellowship Grants to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF)

19 Dec

Merz North America Pledges $1,000,000 in Fellowship Grants to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) November 10, 2014 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time GREENSBORO, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merz North America (U.S. affiliate of the global Merz Pharma Group), today announced that it will award up to $1,000,000 in grants to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation’s (DMRF) Clinical […]

Online Research Study on Reproductive Factors and Cervical Dystonia (Uploaded 12.04.14)

01 Oct

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Reproductive Factors and Cervical Dystonia Description of project: We are conducting an online research study related to the correlation between various reproductive, hormonal and environmental factors with cervical dystonia. Your participation will take approximately 30 minutes and will require the completion of an online questionnaire. To participate: • You […]

Drake Duane, M.D.

04 Jun

2014 Symposium Guest Speakers Drake Duane, M.D. Drake D. Duane, M.D. is a behavioral neurologist, who is also interested in focal cervical dystonia, essential tremor and tics; the first two on the basis of an unusual experience with spasmodic torticollis while on the staff of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and the last in […]

Monica Joshi, PT

27 May

2014 Symposium Guest Speakers Monica Joshi, PT Monica Joshi, PT, is the founder and President of Back in the Game. She earned her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1985 from University of Bombay, India and has practiced consistently since that time. In 1995 she was certified in the McKenzie method for treating spine disorders. In […]

Devin Binder, M.D., Ph.D.

27 May

2014 Symposium Guest Speakers Devin K. Binder, M.D., PhD Dr. Devin K. Binder grew up in Berkeley, California. He attended Harvard University, majoring in Biological Anthropology, and he was awarded the prestigious Hoopes Prize for his summa cum laude senior honors thesis “Serotonin and behavioral state.” Aspiring to pursue both neuroscience and clinical medicine, he […]

Kathy Jurgensen

23 May

2014 Symposium Guest Speakers Kathy Jurgenson – Hatha and Therapy Yoga Certified Instructor   Kathy Jurgensen has been involved with the fitness industry the majority of her adult life but began a career in rehabilitative fitness in 2003. She has helped and worked with several groups and hospitals in the care of patients recovering from […]

President’s Article – Ken Price

22 Nov

The 2012 NSTA Symposium took place in New Orleans on the weekend of October 20-21 and it was a success! People who arrived early for the symposium enjoyed taking a cruise down the Mississippi river aboard the Steamboat Natchez and roaming the French Quarter. As I have mentioned in my last article, the last time […]

NSTA Atlanta, Georgia Symposium – October 19 – 20, 2013

20 Oct

The NSTA hosted the 2013 symposium in Atlanta, Georgia on October 19th and 20th and everyone who attended really enjoyed the program. On Friday the NSTA organized a nice outdoor activity for people flying in early. Twenty-five people signed up for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Tour. We were a little concerned because it had rained […]

Guest Speaker Bio and Presentation

09 Oct

2012 NSTA Symposium Information – October 20 and 21, 2012 I am pleased to announce that we are hosting the 2012 symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana. The symposium will take place on the weekend of October 20 and 21. We have a great line up of guest speakers for this symposium with interesting topics. Vince […]

Houston Town Lake Triathlon

04 Sep

Team NSTA led by John Barth Participate in Houston Town Lake Triathlon and raise $6,650 for NSTA NSTA friend and member John Barth successfully completed the Houston Town Lake Triathlon under Team NSTA during Labor Day weekend. Team NSTA’s Fundraising goal was set at $5,000. They raised $5,900 for our organization surpassing their goal. 2nd […]