Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Jun
30
2010

UC Davis Center of Excellence

HOPES team members Adam Hepworth and Amy Frohnmayer visited the UC Davis Center of Excellence team on August 2, 2007. The visit took place at the Veteran Affairs (VA) Hospital in Rancho Cordova, a facility which the Center uses for running clinical trials. During the visit the HOPES members had the opportunity to see exactly [...]

Jun
26
2010

The Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis Center of Excellence

In December of 2004, HOPES team members Kim Taub and Jia Hou visited Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri to get an inside view of an HDSA Center of Excellence. They met with Melinda Kavanaugh, a social worker in the Department of Neurology Movement Disorders Section, and Dr. Samer Tabbal, a neurologist. Washington University Medical [...]

Jun
26
2010

Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence

In April 2007, HOPES researcher Justine Seidenfeld visited the Baltimore Huntington’s Disease Center (BHDC) in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. The BHDC has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). Centers of Excellence are recognized not only [...]

Jun
26
2010

About HDSA Centers of Excellence

This chapter explains what it means to be an HDSA “Center of Excellence”. We begin with a brief description of HDSA, the organization that names Centers of Excellence. Next we describe many of the services that the Centers of Excellence offer. We include a description of what an HD patient could expect during a first [...]

Jun
26
2010

HDSA Center of Excellence at Columbia University

HDSA Center of Excellence at Columbia University New York State Psychiatric Institute New York, NY In the summer of 2005, HOPES researchers Jia Hou and Clare Tobin visited the HDSA (Huntington’s Disease Society of America) Center of Excellence at Columbia University in New York, NY. Hou and Tobin would like to thank everyone at the [...]

Jun
26
2010

Hennepin County Medical Center of Excellence

In July 2008, HOPES researcher Tiffany Wang visited the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence located at the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Center of Excellence serves approximately four hundred Huntington’s Disease (HD) patients and families from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Northern Iowa and Western Wisconsin. Although it [...]