Through our research centers, the Parkinson's Foundation funds research groups that have long and distinguished track records of, and commitment to, understanding Parkinson’s disease (PD). Our grants allow a strong group of talented scientists, working on different but related Parkinson’s projects, the flexibility to collaborate with one another and tie their work together.
Through this program, the Parkinson's Foundation invests in movement disorders centers at two prestigious institutions:
- Columbia University Medical Center (New York)
- Rush University Medical Center (Chicago)
In funding centers, the Parkinson's Foundation looks for innovative, pioneering work that advances the understanding and treatment of Parkinson's disease. Our investment at these three centers covers the spectrum of Parkinson’s research: basic, translational and clinical. We base Parkinson's Research Center funding on continuing excellent performance, accredited by peer review from the Scientific Advisory Board.
The Research Center program will account for about $1.6 million in the current fiscal year.