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Welcome to PANUC

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Udall Center (PANUC; pronounced “pa NOOK”), one of nine Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research. Udall Centers are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research into the cause(s) of Parkinson’s disease and to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. PANUC is a collaboration among the University of Washington, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Oregon Health & Science University, and the Portland VA Medical Center. This multidisciplinary program brings together academic, clinical, and research experts in the fields of movement disorders, memory disorders, and brain aging to study cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease.

We are delighted that you are interested in our program. Details of our work and how you can get involved are contained in these pages, so feel free to look around. Your participation and support are key to our success. Please tell your family and friends about PANUC. Please consider participating in one of our studies or making a donation. Thank you!

We welcome you to visit the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center website to learn more about our Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease research, treatment innovations, and community education and outreach.