In This Issue
PD Experts Needed, That Means You
How can we find better treatments for Parkinson's at a faster pace? In the summer issue of PDF News & Review we argue that one solution is you pairing up with scientists. Read about the role you can play and browse PDF's announcement of $5 million in new research grants.
Trending Now: Patient Engagement in PD Research and Why It Matters
"Do you think of yourself as a consumer with an expertise in Parkinson's disease? Well, you are." In this issue's feature article, PDF argues that you - people living with Parkinson's and care partners - have valuable insights that can help scientists and industry to improve their products to meet your needs.
PDF Awards $5 Million in Research Awards
PDF announces $5 million in funding for scientists around the world who are seeking to improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson's. The competition for funding this year was fierce. The work of these scientists stood out as creative and promising.
Spotlighted Researcher: From All Angles, PD is a Balancing Act
Among the scientists listed in the article above, you will see Lee Dibble, P.T., Ph.D., of the University of Utah, who just this week in Sydney, Australia led a PDF-funded symposium on falls in Parkinson's. PDF has supported several of his projects asking, "Who is at highest risk for falls, and how can falls be prevented?" and "Does exercise improve balance for people with PD?" See what he has learned.
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