In Memory of Bernard J. Fogel, MD

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IsaksonThe Parkinson’s Foundation mourns the loss of Bernard “Bernie” J. Fogel, MD, emeritus board member. Dr. Fogel served as the dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine from 1981 to 1995.

He was a member of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) board since 2007 and chairman from 2008-2013. Under his leadership, NPF launched a research study to improve the quality of care for people with PD, as well as a signature event, Moving Day, a walk for Parkinson’s, which has raised nationwide awareness of the disease.

Immediate Past Chair of the Parkinson’s Foundation, John Kozyak, worked with Dr. Fogel to fundraise for Parkinson’s research. “Bernie was well-respected in Miami and brought his undivided attention to helping the Foundation and honoring his father, who had Parkinson’s. Bernie will be missed and will always have a place in the legacy of the Foundation.”

The Foundation is grateful for Dr. Fogel’s commitment to the Parkinson’s community and his advocacy efforts to make life better for people with Parkinson’s and their families. The staff and board of the Foundation offer our deepest condolences to the Fogel family.

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About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. Since 1957, the Parkinson’s Foundation has invested more than $400 million in Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Connect with us on Parkinson.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).

About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the U.S. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone.

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