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Faculty Detail    
Name AMY WILLIS AMARA
 
Campus Address SC 360 Zip 0017
Phone  205-934-0683
E-mail  amyamara@uab.edu
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Education
Undergraduate  Agnes Scott College      Biochemistry 
Residency  University of Alabama at Birmingham      n/a 
Fellowship  University of Alabama at Birmingham      Sleep Medicine 
Fellowship  University of Alabama at Birmingham      Movement Disorders 
Medical School  Medical College of Georgia    2005  MD 
Graduate  Medical College of Georgia    2005  PhD 


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Neurology   Neurology Chair Office Assistant Professor
Center  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology  Ctr for Exercise Medicine Assistant Professor

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Description
Dr. Amara studies sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. Specifically, she investigates the impact of deep brain stimulation on sleep in PD and studies the influence of daytime sleepiness on safety in these patients. Additional research interests include the effect of exercise on sleep in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Keywords
sleep, movement disorders, deep brain stimulation, exercise, safety, Parkinson's disease