In the News

NBC Chicago 

In this video interview, Allison Liefer, Development Director for the Greater Illinois chapter of the Parkinson’s Foundation, discusses Moving Day Chicago and how this event helps the Parkinson’s Foundation increase awareness, funding and understanding of Parkinson’s disease. 

Chicago Defender 

Tony Coleman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2016. On October 24, “Tony’s Team of Angels” will participate in Moving Day Chicago at Soldier Field. The Foundation is cited, and the Moving Day Chicago website is linked. 

Black Health Matters 

This article outlines common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, resources available through the Parkinson’s Foundation, and the benefits of participating in genetic research. The Foundation’s website and PD GENEration are linked, and the Helpline is cited. 

2 Mikes Parkinson’s Podcast 

This podcast episode features an interview with John Lehr, president and CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Niagara Frontier Publications 

A local therapeutic dance program for people with Parkinson’s disease has been awarded a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. The Foundation’s website is linked and the Helpline is cited. 

FOX Rochester 

In this video interview, Netanya Thompson, Development Manager for the NY/NJ Chapter of the Parkinson’s Foundation, discusses Moving Day Rochester. The Moving Day Rochester web page is linked. 

Parkinson’s News Today 

To better understand how Parkinson’s disease affects people of color, the Parkinson’s Foundation aims to the increase participation of patients from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in its PD GENEration genetic testing program. Ignacio Mata, PhD, from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, and María De León, MD, are quoted.

Sano Genetics - The Genetics Podcast 

This podcast episode features an interview with Ignacio Mata, PhD, and James Beck, PhD, senior vice president and chief science officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation. Dr. Mata and Dr. Beck discuss precision medicine development in Parkinson’s disease and the need to expand PD research in diverse populations to aid the development of new medicines. 

University of Florida 

The UF College of Medicine Department of Neurology recently established a Diversity and Inclusion Council dedicated to making all physicians, researchers and patients feel welcome. Michael S. Okun, MD, national medical advisor for the Parkinson's Foundation, is quoted. 

MD Edge 

In this interview, Ignacio Mata, PhD, discusses the importance of recruiting more diverse populations for genetic studies on Parkinson’s disease. The Foundation’s PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease study is linked. 


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