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Abbvie: Uniting for Parkinson's on the 200th Anniversary of the Disease

Leading PD non-profits share their Awareness Month plans and what they want others to know about Parkinson’s. Leilani Pearl, the Foundation’s vice president of marketing and communications, is quoted.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Chicago Tribune: From the Community: Parkinson's Foundation Appoints Jena E. Abernathy to Board of Directors Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New initiative “Live Well. Do Tell.” will encourage the PD community to improve conversations about Parkinson’s symptoms among the circle of care, including people with Parkinson’s. The Parkinson’s Foundation is part of the initiative’s steering committee.

Parkinson's News Today: 9 Organizations That Support Parkinson’s Disease Patients and Their Families Thursday, March 1, 2018

"The Parkinson’s Foundation provides information including news about the disease, information about upcoming events, insight into the latest research, and education about what to expect."

Medical News Today: 'Too Much' Brain Calcium May Cause Parkinson's Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Insights from a new study — by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom — about the role of calcium in brain cells' signaling mechanisms brings us closer to understanding the causes of Parkinson's disease, including statistics from the Parkinson's Foundation's Parkinson's Outcomes Project.

Reader’s Digest: 15 Silent Signs Your Body Might Be in Big Trouble Thursday, February 15, 2018

Michael S. Okun, MD, Parkinson’s Foundation National Medical Director is quoted in this article about signs your body gives you as a harbinger for possible disease or illness. 

Tomorrow Edition: Interview With Clinical Trial Expert Dr. Peter Schmidt Friday, February 2, 2018

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. 

Kalter: Neil Diamond’s diagnosis may shed light on Parkinson’s Thursday, January 25, 2018

John L. Lehr, CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, believes that Neil Diamond's public discussion of having Parkinson's will further push use of the Parkinson's Foundation Helpline.

NewsMax TV: Dr. James Beck On Neil Diamond's Retirement & Parkinsons Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dr. James Beck interview on Neil Diamond's retirement & Parkinson's

CNN: Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson's, retires from touring Tuesday, January 23, 2018

"My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement," Neil Diamond said after di

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors, slowness of movement and other symptoms.

Healthline: Is Alzheimer’s Disease Research in Trouble? Wednesday, January 17, 2018

James Beck, Chief Scientific Officer, is quoted in response to pharmaceutical funding pulling out from specific research: "Other pharmaceutical companies are also weighing this option and if the biggest of the bunch decides to exit the party, it might have a ripple effect on the others."

Newsweek: After Trump Tax Break Pfizer Ends Funding For Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Research And Gives Billions To Investors Saturday, January 13, 2018

"The fear is that this becomes a trend," said James Beck, the Chief Scientific Officer at the Parkinson’s Foundation. “Other pharmaceutical companies are also weighing this option and if the biggest of the bunch decides to exit the party, it might have a ripple effect on the others,” he told Newsweek.


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