Press Releases

NEW YORK & MIAMI – July 9, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation appointed two members to its Board of Directors, Christina Weaver Jackson, AV/VR Policy Manager at Facebook, and Travis Scott Howe, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Operations and Strategy at The Walt Disney Company.

Preliminary results include two discoveries that are advancing Parkinson’s research

NEW YORK & MIAMI – June 30, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced that the Fresco Network in Italy is designated as a Parkinson’s Foundation Network of Excellence. The Fresco Network is comprised of high-quality, patient-centered and multi-disciplinary care facilities for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) at sites throughout Italy.

NEW YORK & MIAMI — June 23, 2020 — The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced that it has awarded the third Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Award to three nurses, totaling nearly $30,000.

Statement outlines key takeaways and guidance for medical cannabis use for people with Parkinson’s disease

MIAMI & NEW YORK – May 12, 2020 –  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Parkinson’s Foundation announced today they are teaming up to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of veterans living with Parkinson’s disease.

NEW YORK & MIAMI – May 11, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation appointed retired Senator Johnny Isakson to its board of directors. Senator Isakson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2013 and has been a long-time advocate for the PD community, championing Parkinson’s research towards a cure.

MIAMI & NEW YORK – May 7, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation is offering new online events and programs to support the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly designed virtual programs and online content focus on priority topics like exercising at home and educational information on PD preparedness, hospitalization, nutrition, stress management, telemedicine and more. 

NEW YORK & MIAMI – April 27, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation today welcomed James (Jim) E. Morgan, III, to its board of directors. Jim Morgan joins the board with an extensive background as a leader in the legal field, along with numerous years of volunteer service with the Parkinson’s Foundation and other charitable organizations.

 NEW YORK & MIAMI – April 23, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced that Kayln Henkel is promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer. Previously, Henkel served as the Foundation’s Vice President of Field Development. She is now responsible for guiding and overseeing the Foundation’s fundraising and development initiatives.


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