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Research at Our Centers

Through our research centers, the Parkinson's Foundation funds research groups that have long and distinguished track records of, and commitment to, understanding Parkinson’s disease (PD). Our grants allow a strong group of talented scientists, working on different but related Parkinson’s projects, the flexibility to collaborate with one another and tie their work together.

Through this program, the Parkinson's Foundation invests in movement disorders centers at a number of prestigious institutions:


  • McGill Parkinson Program
  • University of Alberta
  • Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Center


  • Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center


  • Nijmegen Parkinson Center

United States

  • AZ - Barrow Neurological Institute
  • CA - Parkinson's Institute & Clinical Center
  • DC - Georgetown University Hospital
  • FL - University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
  • FL - University of South Florida Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
  • GA - Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University
  • IL - Northwestern University Movement Disorders Center
  • IL - Rush University Medical Center
  • KS - University of Kansas Medical Center
  • MD - Johns Hopkins Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Center
  • MA - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • MN - Struthers Parkinson's Center
  • NY - Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • NY - Columbia University Medical Center (New York)
  • OR - Oregon Health & Science University Parkinson Center
  • PA - University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center
  • TN - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • TX - Baylor College of Medicine

In funding centers, the Parkinson's Foundation looks for innovative, pioneering work that advances the understanding and treatment of Parkinson's disease. Our investment at these centers covers the spectrum of Parkinson’s research: basic, translational and clinical. We base Parkinson's Research Center funding on continuing excellent performance, accredited by peer review.

The Research Center program will account for about $1.6 million in the current fiscal year.

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