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Trending Now: Patient Engagement in PD Research and Why It Matters

We all want to find better treatments for Parkinson's at a faster pace. In the summer issue of PDF News & Review PDF discusses two strategies for doing so - supporting patient engagement programs and funding $5 million in new research grants.

The Next Blockbuster "Drug?"

In this issue's feature article, PDF traces the history of other health movements, looking at how patient advocates have helped scientists and industry improve their products. PDF's own Research Advocates are working with the FDA, sitting on local IRBs and educating their peers about clinical trials.
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PDF Awards $5 Million in Research Awards

As you may guess, the competition for PDF funding this year was fierce. Browse this year's group of PDF-funded scientists, whose work stood out for their creative and promising approaches to Parkinson's.
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Spotlighted Researcher: From All Angles, PD is a Balancing Act

If you attended this week's Movement Disorder Society meeting in Sydney, Australia, you may have met Lee Dibble, P.T., Ph.D., of the University of Utah, who 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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