There is still a lot we do not know about Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Parkinson’s Foundation drives a multi-disciplinary research strategy to close the gaps in knowledge about Parkinson’s – from its basic biology to its impact on the brain and its effects on people. We work to accelerate our findings, quickly applying them to improved treatments and care today.
We spur discovery by taking a comprehensive, big-picture approach to research. This approach is vital to identifying the fastest lanes to new therapies for the 10 million people living with Parkinson's in the world.
Finding a Cure
Breakthrough scientific research that improves care for everyone living with Parkinson’s is at the heart of our mission. Find out how we advance research and work towards ending Parkinson’s.EXPLORE ONGOING RESEARCH
Join Our Genetics Study
Understanding your genetic tie to Parkinson’s can be empowering. PD GENEration is a national initiative that offers genetic testing for PD-related genes and genetic counseling at no cost for people with Parkinson’s.ENROLL IN OUR STUDY
Key Findings That Matter
Differences in care dramatically impact daily life with Parkinson’s. Our Parkinson’s Outcomes Project findings can help you advocate for your best care. Study findings have led to best practices and accelerating research.EXPLORE RESEARCH MILESTONES
Get Involved in Research
Let’s speed up Parkinson’s research. Find a research study you can join today. Learn more about our research advocate program to help us ensure more funds are directed towards research that matters to people with PD.
Our competitive awards and grants fund a diverse array of Parkinson's research. We fund all types of researchers from early career and established scientists to clinicians who treat patients every day.
Join the Fight Against Parkinson's
Support our mission to make life better for people with Parkinson’s. Your gift will help us improve care and advance research toward a cure.