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The National Parkinson Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

MIAMI,FL — The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Gregory E. Katz and Jonathan Levin.

"We are pleased to add more firepower to NPF's Board," stated John W. Kozyak, Esq., NPF Chairman of the Board. "Both Gregory and Jonathan know from their own families how devastating Parkinson's can be. They bring a keen business acumen that will help move the mission of NPF forward to make life better for people with Parkinson's and their families."

Gregory E. Katz was elected to the board in March 2015. Mr. Katz joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as vice chairman, Miami, in January 2015, bringing with him 25 years of commercial real estate experience. As a tenant representative, Mr. Katz has secured millions of dollars in occupancy cost savings and lease enhancements for his clients. His specific areas of expertise include strategic planning, workplace optimization, complex lease and financial restructurings, traditional leases and build-to-suit transactions. Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Mr. Katz was an executive vice president with Studley (now Savills Studley). Mr. Katz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Tulane University. 

Jonathan Levin was elected to the board in March 2015. Jonathan Levin is a principal at The Williams Capital Group, L.P., an institutional investment bank based in New York servicing corporations as well as institutional investors active in the fixed income and equity capital markets. As Williams Capital's Director of Corporate Finance, Jonathan's responsibilities include managing the Firm's marketing and execution services for Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to joining Williams Capital in 1997, Jonathan served as a senior vice president in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers with responsibility for new business development, and the execution of corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions primarily for commercial banking institutions. Jonathan received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Duke University, and MBA and JD degrees from Northwestern University.

View a complete list of the NPF Board of Directors.

About Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide, PD is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression) as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression A mood disorder whose symptoms can include a persistent sad or empty mood, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, irritability and loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities. and anxiety A feeling of nervousness, worried thoughts and physical distress.). There is no cure for PD and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.

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Parkinson’s Foundation Increases Funding to $6.2 Million to Advance Parkinson’s Research
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI — August 14, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation announced today an increased investment of $6.2 million across 53 research grants to support the work of promising scientists in the field of Parkinson's disease (PD) in 2018.

PD Gladiators Merges with the Parkinson’s Foundation Expanding Reach in Greater Atlanta Parkinson’s Community
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ATLANTA – August 1, 2018—PD Gladiators, Inc., an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization focused on combatting Parkinson’s disease (PD) with vigorous exercise, has merged with the Parkinson’s Foundation (PF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to make life better for people with PD worldwide through expert care and research.

Parkinson’s Foundation Partners with Medscape Education to Deliver Patient Education
Monday, July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation has collaborated with Medscape Education to launch an online learning program entitled “Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis: A Learning Destination for Care Partners and Patients,” available on Medscape’s patient portal, WebMD Education.

Parkinson’s Foundation Designates Three Centers of Excellence in Parkinson’s Care: Global Network Expands to 45 Parkinson’s Centers
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

MIAMI & NEW YORK CITY — July 24, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the addition of three new Centers of Excellence to its global network: Cleveland Clinic; Medical University of South Carolina; and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Parkinson’s Foundation Funds $450,000 for Local Parkinson’s Programs in Seven Cities Across the Country
Monday, July 23, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI — July 23, 2018 — The Parkinson's Foundation today announced it will fund nearly $450,000 to local community grants in seven cities that hosted the Foundation's annual fundraiser, Moving Day, A Walk for Parkinson's, in 2017. These grants will further the health, wellness and education of people with Parkinson's disease (PD).

In Memory of Robert Traurig
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Parkinson’s Foundation mourns the loss of emeritus board member Robert (Bob) Traurig. From 2004 to 2015, he was a member of the Foundation’s board of directors. Bob is survived by his wife Jacqueline, his daughters Madeline Sackel and Wendy Traurig.

New Study Shows 1.2 Million People in the United States Estimated to be Living with Parkinson’s Disease by 2030
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Parkinson’s Foundation Reveals Most Comprehensive Estimate of
Parkinson’s Prevalence in North America since the 1970’s

Parkinson’s Foundation Elects Howard D. Morgan Chairman of the Board
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

MIAMI & NEW YORK — June 26, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the election of Howard D. Morgan as chairman of its board of directors. Mr. Morgan, who previously served as the Vice Chair of the nonprofit organization’s board, is a Partner and the Senior Managing Director of Argand Partners in New York.

Parkinson’s Foundation Announces Five New Members of its People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI — June 13, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced five new members of its People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council.

The Parkinson’s Foundation 2018 Gala in New York City Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018

The Parkinson’s Foundation 2018 Gala was held at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

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