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Karyn Lee Boyar

Clinical Assistant Professor

1 212 992 9361

433 First Avenue
Room 415
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Karyn Boyar is an educator and family nurse practitioner specializing in Neurology and long term care. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the New York University College of Nursing, teaching both didactic and clinical courses and simulation. Dr. Boyar earned her DNP from Pace University in 2014, Family Nurse Practitioner /Master’s degree in Nursing Science from Pace University in 2002 and her BS from Pace in 2001. She has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and over 10 years’ experience in the clinical care and management of patients with Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia. Her background includes work on many research trials including original research on diet in the management of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Boyar has created comprehensive outreach initiatives for people with Parkinson’s disease that include community symposia, support groups and educational lectures and materials. She also created and taught unique movement classes with live music, designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. Before joining the faculty at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Ms Boyar was Clinical Specialty Coordinator at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and was the designated Outreach Coordinator for the National Parkinson Center of Excellence at the Robert and John M. Benheim Center for Movement Disorders.



Honors and awards

Hillman Scholar


Primary care
Home care

Professional membership

Sigma Theta Tau
Eastern Nursing Research Society
American Nurses Association
Hillman Alumni Association
National League of Nursing



Making QSEN visible in the classroom: Innovative use of in-class care mapping activity

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The effectiveness of text messaging programs on adherence to treatment regimens among adults aged 18 to 45 years diagnosed with asthma: A systematic review

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Essential tremor versus parkinson disease: Make the right diagnosis

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A randomized clinical trial of high-dosage coenzyme Q10 in early parkinson disease no evidence of benefit

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R1514Q substitution in Lrrk2 is not a pathogenic Parkinson's disease mutation

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Mutations in LRRK2 other than G2019S are rare in a north-American based sample of familial Parkinson's didease

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Presence of an APOE4 allele results in significantly earlier onset of Parkinson's disease and a higher risk with dementia

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Treatment of Parkinson disease with diet-induced hyperketonemia: A feasibility study

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Evaluation of the role of Nurr1 in a large sample of familial Parkinson's disease

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Genome-wide linkage analysis and evidence of gene-by-gene interactions in a sample of 362 multiplex Parkinson disease families

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