Matthew Petrucci, recent MnDRIVE Brain Conditions Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuromodulation receives prestigious award from Parkinson's Foundation

Matt Petrucci, PhD

New York and Miami

Announced August 8, 2017 on the Public Radio Newswire:

Matthew Petrucci, PhD, recent MnDRIVE Brain Conditions Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuromodulation, has been awarded the prestigious Parkinson’s Foundation-PSG (Parkinson’s Study Group) Mentored Clinical Research Award in the amount of $50,000 for his proposed study, “Automated Closed-looped Algorithm to Rapidly Optimize DBS Settings for PD”.

 Click here to read the full press release: Parkinson's Foundation-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award

 Following the Parkinson’s Foundation award, Dr. Petrucci said, "I simply would not have received this award without my MnDRIVE fellowship. The research that I have performed during my MnDRIVE fellowship has laid the ground work for the proposed study of this PSG award.  Moreover, it brought me to University of Minnesota, where I have been able to join the amazing team of engineers, clinicians, and scientists focused on improving deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. I am very grateful to be a part of it."

Dr. Colum MacKinnon who is the Director of the Movement Disorders Laboratory in the Department of Neurology is Dr. Petrucci's postdoctoral mentor at the University of Minnesota.