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Howard Hughes Medical Institute: HHMI Selects Outstanding Students for Medical Research Fellowships

Sixty-six exceptional medical and veterinary students are embarking on a year of research with support from HHMI. To make these fellowships a reality HHMI partners with outside organizations, including the Parkinson’s Foundation. We are committed to funding the next generation of Parkinson's researchers.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
NASH Matters: Parkinson's Foundation Sunday, July 15, 2018

Parkinson’s Foundation Chief Scientific Officer, James Beck, PhD. Dr. Beck talks about the Parkinson’s Foundation and explains the importance of the Prevalence Project.

Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative: Sixteen Representatives Selected For The Patient Engagement Collaborative At FDA Thursday, July 12, 2018

CTTI and the FDA recently announced patient representatives for the Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC), a joint endeavor to gather members of the patient community to discuss new ways for patients and the FDA to work together. Parkinson’s Foundation research advocate, Anne Hall, was selected as a representative.

Parkinson’s News Today: More Than 1 Million Cases of Parkinson’s Predicted in the US by 2030, Study Reports Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Parkinson’s Prevalence Project findings show that Parkinson’s impacts more people than previously thought. Parkinson’s Foundation vice president and chief scientific officer, Jim Beck, PhD, is quoted.

IndyWeek: As Science Catches Up with Decades of Anecdotal Evidence that Dance Helps People with Parkinson’s Disease, Local Efforts Converge at ADF Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Susan Saenger, a dance and movement therapist, has seen the positive effects dancing brings to people with PD. The Parkinson’s Foundation is mentioned for funding Susan’s PD dance class along with the studio’s other Parkinson’s classes, such as Pilates for Parkinson's, workshops and outreach classes in Tai Chi and physical and music therapy.

Santa Fe New Mexican: Business People Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Karen St. Clair of Santa Fe, a retired CEO, recently was named to the Parkinson’s Foundation People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC). Karen started a local PD support group.

KATU2: OHSU Drug Study In Fight Against Parkinson's Disease Shows Promise, Researchers Say Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Parkinson’s Foundation cognition working group had their review article published in npj Parkinson’s Disease. The group was chaired by Jennifer Goldman, MD, MS, from the Parkinson’s Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, and had 25 attendees.

The Millennial Spectator: Pawn Star's 'Old Man' Dies at 77 Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Richard Harrison, known as Old Man on the reality TV show Pawn Stars, passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson’s Foundation is mentioned.

npj Parkinson's Disease: Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease: A Report from A Multidisciplinary Symposium on Unmet Needs And Future Directions To Maintain Cognitive Health Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Parkinson’s Foundation cognition working group had their review article published in npj Parkinson’s Disease. The group was chaired by Jennifer Goldman, MD, MS, from the Parkinson’s Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, and had 25 attendees.

Health Day: Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A new study suggests that higher doses or taking PD drugs for long periods of time are associated with a greater risk of developing impulse-control problems. The drugs pramipexole (Mirapex) and ropinirole (Requip) appeared to carry the highest risk. Dr. Michael Okun, Parkinson’s Foundation national medical director is quoted. 

Parkinson’s News Today: Parkinson’s Foundation Recruits 5 New Members to Its Advisory Council Monday, June 18, 2018

The Parkinson’s Foundation announced five new members to its People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC). A total of 15 PPAC members guide the Foundation’s priorities.

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