Center of Excellence Series: University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center Is a Leader in Women’s Parkinson’s Research

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Parkinson's Foundation

In addition to being a movement disorder specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, Allison Willis, MD, is also one of the few researchers to conduct much-needed Parkinson’s disease (PD) research on one of the most vulnerable populations within the Parkinson’s community: women.

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Center of Excellence Series

Women & PD TALK

Women with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have not been and are not adequately represented in Parkinson’s research, which is a critical reason the Parkinson’s Foundation created the Women and PD Initiative. The Foundation is leading the first national effort to address long-standing gender disparities in Parkinson’s research and care through the Women and PD Teams to Advance Learning and Knowledge (Women and PD TALK).

Conference Overview & Outcomes

The Parkinson’s Foundation held its first Women and PD Conference in 2015. This three-day gathering of female community leaders living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) gave participants the information, tools and leadership skills they needed to advocate for the specific needs of women with PD.

The conference planning committee and faculty included:

Lori Katz
Parkinson’s Foundation Research Advocate, founder of Pennsylvania's first all-women's Parkinson’s disease (PD) support group, Cherry Hill, N.J.

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