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Rick C.G. Helmich, MD, PhD

Associate Principle Investigator and Neurologist, Department of Neurology at Radboud University Medical Centre

Location: Nijmegen Netherlands

Rick Helmich, MD, PhD, is a consultant neurologist specializing in movement disorders at the Department of Neurology, Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He received his MD with honors in 2005 and trained as a neurologist between 2011 and 2017. In 2011, he obtained his PhD with honors at the Radboud University in Nijmegen studying the brain's compensatory mechanisms in Parkinson's disease (PD). In 2015, he worked as a research fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) with Mark Hallett, MD. Since 2018, Dr. Helmich has served as principle investigator at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging in Nijmegen. He leads the Systems Neurology group, which studies brain mechanisms underlying movement disorders such as tremor, PD and dystonia. In his research, he uses brain imaging techniques, such as functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), non-invasive brain stimulation and neurophysiology. 

Associated Grants

  • Hidden Sorrows of Covid-19: Impact of Stress on Parkinson’s Disease Progression


  • Does the Brain's Ability to Compensate for the Shortage of Dopamine Affect Parkinson's Disease Progression?


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