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Dr. Julie A. Kurek, a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders, has been appointed director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health. The Foundation’s website is linked.

Parkinson’s News Today

The Parkinson’s Foundation is putting patients at the center of clinical research, both through its Research Advocates program and patient advisory boards. Karlin Schroeder, Associate Vice President of Community Engagement at the Parkinson’s Foundation, is quoted and the Foundation’s website is linked.

Best Life

A 2013 study from the University of Washington linked peppers to a reduced risk of Parkinson's disease. According to the study, people who ate peppers daily had a 50 percent lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease. The Foundation’s website is linked. 

Wicked Local

Youville House Assisted Living will present “Step Up to PD,” a non-combative boxing program designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. The program is supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.  

Parkinson's News Today

In this article, Jo Gambosi discusses the criteria she used to select a medical center for her sister, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2017. The Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neurological Restoration, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, is cited and the Foundation’s website is linked.

Thrive Global

In this interview, John Lehr, president and CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, shares personal stories about his career path, discusses the continued growth of the Parkinson’s Foundation and offers advice to aspiring civic leaders. The Foundation is cited.

Eat This, Not That!

In this interview, James Beck, PhD, chief scientific officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation, discusses the factors that may contribute to Parkinson’s disease and the importance of genetic testing in furthering PD research. The Foundation’s website and PD GENEration are linked, and the Helpline is cited.

Eat This, Not That

This article addresses how a combination of symptoms may indicate you have Parkinson’s disease. James Beck, PhD, chief scientific officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation, is quoted, the Foundation’s website is linked and the Helpline is cited.


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