The Parkinson’s Foundation mourns the loss of Robert Burke, MD, professor of Neurology at Columbia University, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. He was a former member of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) Scientific Advisory Board and led the PDF Research Center at Columbia. He served as the Director of Laboratory Research in Parkinson’s Disease in the Department of Neurology at Columbia from 1997 to 2014, and as the Director of the NINDS Udall Center Parkinson’s Disease Research at Columbia from 2003 to 2014. Dr. Burke made significant contributions to the field of Parkinson’s research throughout his career. His work was pivotal in providing hope of neurorestorative therapy in Parkinson’s. We celebrate his dedication and lifelong work to make life better for people with Parkinson’s.
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