Center on Aging
Our Movement Disorders Program at MUSC is a multidisciplinary program with elements spread throughout the various colleges, departments and divisions of the University. The Murray Center for Research in Parkinson's disease and Related Disorders, which was founded in 2002, enjoys a strong institutional support and has already been successful in raising a significant amount of money through foundations and private donors, as well as through NIH funded projects. The Director of the center is Vanessa Hinson, MD, PhD
There is a growing interest in neurodegenerative disease at MUSC, and faculty recruitment in this area has increased significantly during the last 5 years. The funding of healthy aging and age-related diseases increased from 3.5 million dollars in 1996, to more than 15 million dollars in 2003. Hence, there is a significant effort in this area at our institution, in particular as it relates to neurodegenerative disease.