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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In Memoriam: Gladys González-Ramos, Ph.D.

As many of you know the Parkinson's disease and social work community has lost a true leader and very bright light in Gladys González-Ramos, Ph.D.  Though I only knew her and worked with her briefly, I will greatly miss Gladys.  Gladys had a perfect blend of warmth, passion, ability to connect, and great intellect that made her such a bright leader in the world of PD and social work.  If you have a moment please post your fond memories and comments on the NPF "Ask The Doc" board.  

Gladys you will truly be missed.                                                                                           
Jason Malcom


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!  It has been great to connect with all of you and I hope our connection continues and grows in 2011.

Happy Holidays to all of you and your families and loved ones.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Study on disparities in care for PD

An interesting study out of Maryland looking at the disparity of PD treatment comparing African Americans and Caucasians.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Healthcare & Social Media

Recently here at the Parkinson Center of Oregon we have been talking a lot about social media and and it's role in the provision of education and outreach in health care.  Specifically we are currently using Facebook, Blogs, Twitter, and YouTube to provide education and outreach and to provide another way for patients, families, and professionals to stay connected to our center.  Check out the video above to see an example of a video we recently shot to answer an unanswered question written to us by a patient/family from our last symposium.

Also, here is a link to the Parkinson Center of Oregon's Facebook page:!/pages/OHSU-Parkinson-Center-of-Oregon/102479433136676?v=wall

And here is our YouTube channel:

I would love to hear if anyone else is utilizing social media to provide education and outreach.

Happy Holidays everyone,

Jason Malcom

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


It was great seeing you all in Houston and meeting all of the new NPF social workers.  Welcome to the family!  I thought it was a good but short conference.  Hope to see you all again soon.

Jason Malcom