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Outreach + Education

Regional, national, and global initiatives

CHeT leads a number of regional, national, and global initiatives that reach a wide range of stakeholders including patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, advocates, and policymakers. These initiatives seeks to educate and care for patients, provide training to improve outcomes, advance knowledge, and address critical concerns.

Educating + caring for patients

Parkinson's Disease Care NEW YORKParkinson's Disease Care NEW YORK 

A program that expands access to care across the state of New York. For the first time, anyone in a defined geographic area (New York State) with a defined condition (Parkinson’s disease) can receive a virtual house call regardless of their ability to pay. 


AbbVie, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, ParkinsonNet (Netherlands) 

Contact: Ray Dorsey


An educational TV series bringing together neurologists, patients, and topic experts to discuss different aspects of living with Parkinson’s and ways to maximize quality of life. Season 1 topics include exercise, medication, nutrition, speech therapy, adaptive equipment, and advanced therapeutics.


AbbVie, ACADIA, ParkinsonNet (Netherlands), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Ray Dorsey

Training multidisciplinary clinicians

ParkinsonNet training

A specialized Parkinson disease training course for occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists from across New York State. A unique opportunity in partnership with internationally known neurologist, Dr. Bastiaan Bloem, and his ParkinsonNet team from the Netherlands. 


AbbVie, ParkinsonNet (Netherlands), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Ray Dorsey

Advancing Knowledge

Digital BiomarkersDigital Biomarkers

Multidisciplinary by design, this innovative open access journal bridges the disciplines of computer science, engineering, biomedicine, regulatory science and informatics.


Karger Publishing

Contact: Laurenz Baltzer

HD InsightsHD Insights

One of the most widely read research periodicals in Huntington disease, striving to accelerate research and development for novel HD therapeutics by producing informative content that is valuable to the global community of HD researchers in academia and industry.

Contact: Sara LaJeunesse


Addressing critical concerns SummitTRNDS symposium

A national forum for health care, tech and policy leaders to share disruptive technological and process innovations to enable successful aging. Speakers have included Dr. David Blumenthal, Senator Tom Daschle, Senator Bob Kerrey, Dr. Stephen Friend (Apple, Sage Bionetworks), and Dr. Todd Sherer (Michael J. Fox Foundation). Co-hosted by: Avi Seidmann, PhD, Simon Business School and Ray Dorsey, MD, Center for Health + Technology, University of Rochester

Contact: Ray Dorsey


Technology & Rare Neurological Disease Symposium (TRNDS)TRNDS symposium

A symposium on novel applications of technology to accelerate the development of new therapeutics for patients with rare neurological disorders. Speakers have included Dr. Craig Lipset (Pfizer), Dr. Arthur Combs (mc10), Dr. Jane Rhodes (Biogen), and Kristin Schneeman (FasterCures). Hosted by: Erika Augustine, MD, Center for Health + Technology, University of Rochester

Contact: Erika Augustine