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.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute: HHMI Selects Outstanding Students for Medical Research Fellowships
The FDA issued a review on the drug NUPLAZID (pimavanserin), a medication used to treat patients with PD associated psychosis. The FDA did not identify any new or unexpected safety findings. Dr. Michael S. Okun, Parkinson’s Foundation national medical director, is quoted.
The model, musician and long-distance runner Rudy Aldridge talks about becoming a Parkinson’s Champion and running for a cause. Rudy’s father passed from PD complications in 2017.
A University of Miami, a Center of Excellence, study is using video game technology to help physicians more accurately diagnose PD. The latest phase of the project is aided by funds from the Provost's Office and a Parkinson’s Foundation grant.
The benefits of exercise for those with PD have been supported by research and can help people manage their PD symptoms. Parkinson’s Outcome Project study findings are mentioned.
A team of researchers at Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology has developed a device they say can detect the early onset of Parkinson’s disease by analyzing the breath of users. Parkinson’s Foundation quoted for statistics.
Dan Davis, from Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio, interviewed about Moving Day Columbus. Moving Day is an inspiring walk uniting families, friends and communities in the effort to raise awareness and research funds.
Glenn Norris and his wife, Jo Anne Alexander, are taking Glenn’s Parkinson’s diagnosis head-on. Norris uses medicine, exercises and involvement to help him battle the disease . Parkinson’s Foundation quoted.
Brian Grant talks about his journey with Parkinson’s disease, “I was scared I didn't want people to look at me and think differently of me, but this is what I am,” said Grant. The Parkinson’s Foundation is quoted for statistics.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics earned a Center of Excellence designation. Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr quoted.
The Foundation is investing $6.5 million across 53 research grants.