Travis Larsh was awarded a Movement Disorders Society Travel Grant for $1,000 to participate in the 15th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, June 5-9, in Toronto, Canada. The award was presented in recognition of his abstract entitled, “Effect of subthalamic deep brain stimulation on variability of gait parameters in Parkinson’s Disease” submitted for presentation at the Congress.
Travis Larsh is a biomedical engineering student (class of 2012) and co-ops in the College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology under the direction of Dr. Fredy Revilla. His research involves examining how different conditions of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation affects balance and gait in patients with Parkinson’s Disease. The goal of the research is to identify stimulation conditions that provide optimum benefit as well as better identify patients who may benefit from deep brain stimulation surgery.