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$765,000 in Advancing Parkinson’s Therapies Grants enable treatments to move from “bench to bedside.”

Translational Research Grants ($500,000)

Impact of a Novel Exercise Intervention on Executive Function and Sleep in People with Parkinson’s
Amy Amara, M.D., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Remotely-supervised Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for At-home Treatment of Fatigue and Cognitive Slowing in Parkinson’s Disease
Milton Biagioni, M.D., New York University

Goal-directed Behavior in Parkinson’s Disease
Nabila Dahodwala, M.D., University of Pennsylvania

Multi-modal Neuroimaging of Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease
Hengyi Rao, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Double-blind, Randomised, Cross-over, Pilot Study of Cannabidiol in People with Parkinson’s and RBD Sleep Disorder
Renata Riha, M.D., University of Edinburgh

Innovations Awards ($150,000)

Parkinson Study Group: Advancing Clinical Research
Hubert Fernandez, M.D., and Michael Schwarzschild, M.D., Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

PAIR Leadership Awards ($60,000)

Development of a Virtual Case Manager for People with Parkinson’s Disease
Bastiaan R. Bloem, M.D., Ph.D., Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, Netherlands
John Andrejack, Parkinson’s Foundation Research Advocate

Optimizing Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program for Accessibility, Feasibility, Comfort, and Effectiveness for People with PD
Michelle Burack, M.D., Ph.D., and Dan Kinel, University of Rochester Medical Center, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

PAIRing up to Address Neuropsychiatric Concerns in Parkinson's Disease
Jennifer Goldman, M.S., M.Phil., Rush University Medical Center, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence
Don Simmonds, Parkinson’s Foundation Research Advocate

The DREAMS Team: Galvanizing Research Participation in the Parkinson’s Underserved Community
Madeleine Hackney, Ph.D., Molly Perkins, PhD, Rebeca Dillard and Ron Wincek, Emory University School of Medicine, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

An Investigation of Tracking Technology in the Setting of an Established Exercise Program for Individuals with Parkinson Disease
Sarah Ingersoll, M.B.A., and Kris Mendenhall, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Assessment of Changes in Gait Patterns during Cognitive and Visual Dual-Tasking using the Xbox Kinect System
Joe Signorile, Roberto Chen, University of Miami, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence 

Meeting Sponsorship ($55,000)

Gordon Research Conference on Parkinson’s Disease | $50,000
Andrew Singleton, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health (Chair), J. Timothy Greenamyre, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (Co-Chair)

20 Years of Alpha-synuclein in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Synucleinopathies: From Bedside to Bench and Back to the Patient | $3,000
Leonidas Stefanis, M.D., Ph.D., University of Athens Medical School (Chair), Kostas Vekrellis, Ph.D., Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (Co-Chair)

American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair Travel Grants | $2,000
Fredric Manfredsson, Ph.D., Michigan State University

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