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Howard Hughes Medical Institute: HHMI Selects Outstanding Students for Medical Research Fellowships

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.

The Signal: Moving forward with Parkinson’s Disease

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.”

With Acorda Data, Experts Weigh the Benefits of New Parkinson’s Drugs

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.

Nurse Webinars: Nursing Solutions: Understanding Fatigue and Apathy in Parkinson's Disease

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:

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