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.
Kristy Pomes, the amazing Manager of Marketing Communications at the Parkinson’s Foundation, is quoted: “This is a really amazing event- We host 39 (walks) across the nation, and they are each an opportunity for people in the Parkinson’s community to come together, move, be together, be a part of the community, and funds raised help the Parkinson’s Foundation support their mission of providing expert care to more than 100 thousand people with Parkinson’s in the world, and other amazing things.”
Acorda just presented the latest data from Inbrija, a new drug to help with off episodes, at the American Academy of Neurology’s yearly meeting. Two Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence doctors are quoted: Katie Kompoliti from Rush University and Meredith Spindler from the University of Pennsylvania Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.
Title Boxing Club member Mike Santillo was diagnosed with Parkinson's last year and is doing everything he can to increase PD awareness. Parkinson’s Foundation #StartAConversation campaign mentioned.
Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P.
Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Foundation
Part I: Nurse Managed Specialty Center for People with Limited Access to Expert PD Care:
Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., R.N.
University of Delaware
Overview: Fatigue and apathy are common non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's Disease (PD). These distressing symptoms impact one's quality of life and increase caregivers' burden. This webinar will discuss these symptoms and their presentation, highlight recent research findings and studies, and prompt discussions on how we can help our patients with these problems.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to: