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Chicago Tribune: Checking the Cost of a Genetic Test Monday, July 10, 2017

Are you considering taking the new 23andMe genetic test? This article analyzes the reasons one may have to take the new genetic test. Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr is quoted.

HPR: The Mission of the Parkinson’s Foundation Friday, July 7, 2017

John L. Lehr, CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, discusses their mission and work around the world and the needs of people with Parkinson’s.

IPS News: Working Toward a World Without Parkinson’s Disease Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr contributed this article regarding the role of the Parkinson's Foundation and the urgency for and improved understanding of treatment of Parkinson's patients.

Chicago Tribune: Retirement: Should You Take a Genetic Test to Spot Health Risks? Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr is quoted in this article on selling genetic tests for disease risk directly to consumers.

Cary Citizen: Cary Scientist Added to National Parkinson’s Council Tuesday, June 20, 2017

David Malarkey, PhD, of Cary, NC, discusses his excitement to join the Parkinson’s Foundation People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council. Dr. Malarkey has also been supportive of his local Moving Day® NC Triangle.

Neurology Today: Benefits for Deep Brain Stimulation in Early PD Reported at 5 Years Monday, June 12, 2017

Our national medical director Michael S. Okun, MD, is quoted in regards to a study analyzing deep brain stimulation in people with early-stage PD presented at the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.

WDRB-TV: Louisville Celebrates Second Week of 'I Am Ali Festival' with Waterfront, Community Walks Saturday, June 10, 2017

The first-ever Moving Day® Louisville, which honored the legacy of Muhammad Ali as part of the “I Am Ali Festival,” raised nearly $60,000 for Parkinson’s research.

New York Times: New Electrical Brain Stimulation Technique Shows Promise in Mice Thursday, June 1, 2017

A team of neuroscientists and engineers has devised a new method of electrical brain stimulation that will allow people with PD to skip brain surgery while reaching deep brain areas. The Foundation’s national medical director, Michael Okun, M.D., shares expert commentary on the study published yesterday in Cell.

PR Newswire: Global Kinetics Corporation and Parkinson's Foundation Announce First Patient Enrolled in APPRISE Clinical Study for Optimization of Parkinson's Treatment Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Global Kinetics Corporation and the Parkinson's Foundation announced that the first of more than 400 people with PD has been enrolled in the GKC APPRISE clinical study, which is part of the Foundation’s Parkinson's Outcomes Project. Peter Schmidt, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Mission Officer of the Foundation is quoted.

WHEC: Telemedicine Program Brings Doctors into Your Home For Free Monday, May 29, 2017

The lead neurologist at University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Ray Dorsey, is hoping to sign up at least 400 more people with PD for the Center of Excellence’s telemedicine program by end of summer. Dr. Dorsey discussed the program at our World Without Parkinson’s scientific symposium on Thursday.

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