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Tomorrow Edition: Interview With Clinical Trial Expert Dr. Peter Schmidt

Tomorrow edition interviews Peter Schmidt, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Chief Research & Clinical Officer, at the Parkinson’s Foundation. Dr. Schmidt discusses selective vulnerability in PD, replicating the disease in a lab and discusses PD clinical trial processes. 

Friday, February 2, 2018
US News Healthday: Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage? Friday, December 22, 2017

A Parkinson’s Foundation study finds that women are much less likely than men to have caregivers, possibly due to the fact that most women outlive their caregivers.

Upstate Business Journal: How One Greenville Entrepreneur Is Quietly Disrupting the Luxury Watch Industry Thursday, December 14, 2017

Watch company Familia Vaglio is donating a portion of sales to the Parkinson’s Foundation. “Our goal is to not only raise money for charities but also raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease,” says Barreto.

New York Times: Exercise May Aid Parkinson’s Disease, but Make It Intense Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Researchers at Northwestern Medicine, a Center of Excellence, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine found that continuous, vigorous exercise is a safe way to potentially slow the progression of PD symptoms. 

PR Newswire: Parkinson’s Foundation Study Finds Gender Disparities In Caregiving, With Women At A Disadvantage Monday, December 4, 2017

Parkinson’s Foundation study published in Neurology reveals that women with PD have significantly less access to caregiving support than men with PD. CEO John Lehr is quoted and mentions the foundation’s new Women and PD Initiative. 

City Newspaper: Researchers Warn of A Major Parkinson's Increase Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Parkinson’s is a looming pandemic and the costs of care are rising. Study co-author Dr. Ray Dorsey, from University of Rochester, a Center of Excellence, is quoted.

Tallahassee Democrat: Hold Parkinson's Disease at Bay With Exercise Monday, November 20, 2017

Exercise helps people with PD manage symptoms and potentially slows the progression of the disease. Peter Schmidt, PhD, Parkinson’s Foundation Senior Vice President, Chief Mission Officer, is quoted. 

New York Times Ask Well Blog: What is Parkinsonism? Friday, November 17, 2017

This brief article covers Parkinsonism in an interview with Dr. Michael S. Okun, the foundation's National Medical Director.

NBC News: Rev. Jesse Jackson, 76, Reveals He Has Parkinson’s Disease Friday, November 17, 2017

Parkinson's Foundation's National Medical Director, Dr. Michael S. Okun, comments on Rev. Jesse Jackson's Parkinson's disease diagnosis.

NBC5 Chicago: Rev. Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis Friday, November 17, 2017

Dr. Leo Verhagen from Rush Medical Center, a Parkinson's Foundation's Center of Excellence, comments on Rev. Jesse Jackson's Parkinson's disease diagnosis.

CBS Miami: Rock Steady Boxing Keeps Parkinson’s Patients Moving Monday, November 13, 2017

The Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Miami Beach is now hosting five weekly Rock Steady Boxing classes. The JCC receives funding from a Parkinson’s Foundation grant.

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