The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) announced back in June of 2016 their latest resesearch investments for a total of $4 Million dollars to solve, treat and end Parkinson’s Disease (PD). This year PDF’s increased investment in early-career scientists as illustrated through the new Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Awards, named in honor of PDF’s longtime Scientific Director. Out of more than 60 applications, 3 projects were selected. Our project using the Latin American Research consortium on the Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease (LARGE-PD), which was created with funds provided by the PDF in 2009, was one of the awardees. For the next three years, this money will allow us to to perform the first-ever large-scale genetic study of non-European populations, so we can understand if the same genetic risk factors apply to Latinos and identify new ones to help us better understand the disease for everyone.
For more information you can read this great article by Genevieve Wanucha, a talented science writer at the UW Memory and Brain Welness Center.
http://depts.washington.edu/mbwc/news/article/crossing-the-border-beyond-the-euro-centric-medical-research-in-parkinsons-

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Each year, April is designated as Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

How can you get involved? Start by downloading our 2011 toolkit or browsing it using the links below.

What sort of ideas for awareness raising will you find in the toolkit? It can be as simple as sending an eCard to a friend, as festive as wearing PDF’s winning awareness month t-shirt design or as resourceful as contacting and working with your local media to highlight your personal story. Get started today.

 

For more information visit: http://www.pdf.org/en/parkinson_awareness

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