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A Protein and Parkinson's

PDF investment is helping us to understand alpha-synuclein, considered ďsmoking gunĒ in PD.

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2017 Calendar

Order a free copy. Get inspired by the artwork of 13 people who live with Parkinson's.

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Parkinson's Journal

Learn about our new journal published in partnership with Nature Publishing Group.

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Grant Opportunities

PDF has opened $2.7 million in grant funding for scientists to help us end Parkinson's.

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Are Nanoparticles the Future of PD Drug Delivery?

PDF-funded researcher James Dahlman Ph.D., of the Georgia Institute of Technology is looking for ways to deliver genetic therapies for PD using tiny chemical structures called nanoparticles.

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What's New in Research?

What's new in PD research and treatment? In this report, James Beck, Ph.D., VP, Scientific Affairs discusses recent trends and discoveries.


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Parkinson’s Foundation Appoints John L. Lehr as Chief Executive Officer

January 10, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Parkinson’s Foundation today announced its selection of John L. Lehr, a noted nonprofit leader, as chief executive officer. The hiring follows the recent merger of two Parkinson’s nonprofits with rich histories: National Parkinson Foundation, headquartered in Miami, and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, headquartered in New York. Lehr brings to the Parkinson’s Foundation more than two decades of nonprofit fundraising and management experience.

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PDF Women & PD: Sexuality and Intimacy After Parkinson's: A Guide for Women

Sunday, February 5 (Los Angeles, CA)

Join an educational and inspirational program for women living with Parkinson's. It is hosted by volunteer PDF Advocates as part of PDF's Women and PD Initiative, which is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women living with PD.

This program will cover topics relevant to women's lives including sexuality and intimacy. Keynote speaker will be Beth Leedman, Ph.D., Sex Therapist.

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