How Technology Can Help Parkinson’s

The movement disorders associated with Parkinson’s can vary with the time of day, stress, and what you eat. Frequency and severity also differ from person to person, making successful management a moving target. What if there was a way to track symptoms and severity levels automatically through a wearable device? Sound too good to be …

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Memory Loss

Everyone has experienced forgetfulness at some point in their lives. You forget where you put your phone or the name of the person you just met. It is an entirely normal part of aging. However, there is forgetfulness that goes beyond lost keys and missing names. Alzheimer’s related memory loss gradually worsens over time, and …

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Jennifer A. Springer, M.D.

Sub Investigator

Dr. Jennifer Springer was born in Pennsylvania where she attended Temple Medical School in Philadelphia.  She then went to the Medical College of Pennsylvania for her residency in Emergency Medicine.

She is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

For the past 19 years, Dr. Springer has resided in Southwest Florida and worked part-time in the Health Park Emergency Department and Lee Convenient Care while she helped her husband, Dr. Charles Springer, raise their four children and foster child.

She currently works as a Sub-Investigator at The Neuropsychiatric Research Center.

Frank Melo, M.D.

Lead Investigator

Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida (NPRC) an Evolution Research Group (ERG) site is excited to announce that Dr. Frank Melo, M.D. has recently joined the NPRC team as a Lead Investigator. Prior to joining NPRC, Dr. Melo has participated in over 40 pre-clinical, and clinical research trials in laboratory, pharmaceutical, and medical devices. He has16 years in various roles in clinical research in Texas and Florida, along with 10 years clinical experience in family medicine and addiction medicine.  

“We welcome Dr. Melo as a Lead Investigator. He has experience, leadership skills, and mission focus to lead exceptional clinical trials and improving operational excellence,” said Erica Ridolfi, Executive Director of Clinical Operations for ERG. “We are happy to have a lead investigator with Dr. Melo’s dedication joining us to continue in partnership with Dr. Wendy Bond to drive future growth, improve patient experience and lead trials that provide the high-quality data our subject participants require.”

Wendy R. Bond, M.D.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Wendy Robinson Bond was born in Michigan and has been in SW Florida for the past 13 years.  She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2000 and completed her internship at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan.  She then went on to Tufts University from 2000-2004 for her neurology residency.  She continued her education with a fellowship in muscle and nerve disorders at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, MA form 2004-2005.

She is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

For the past 13 years, Dr. Bond has been practicing General Neurology in the Fort Myers and Cape Coral Area.  She was the previous medical director of the Lee Health ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Clinic. She is a current member of the American Academy of Neurology, AAN Fellow.  Locally, she is a member of the Lee County Medical Society.

Because of her personal experiences with Alzheimer’s Disease, she recently joined Dr. Fred Schaerf, who founded the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida.  She will continue, with his guidance, to maintain the high quality of clinical research trials here in Southwest Florida, in hopes of finding some relief for everyone suffering from this type of dementia.