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ParkinsonLink: Highlighting Your Work Changing Research

This issue of ParkinsonLink is all about you! Just four years ago, PDF and 25 of you launched the Parkinson's Advocates in Research (PAIR) program. After last month's training, we are happy to welcome your new colleagues, bringing us to a total of 200 Research Advocates. Today we sent a newsletter to PDF's constituents, letting them know how you are working with the research community to speed new treatments.

Latest Training in Chicago Brings New Advocates, New Focus on Inequalities

Welcome Midwest Research Advocates! PDF has announced in a press release that we have 26 talented new Research Advocates. We also discuss in the release a new priority area for PAIR: inequalities in research. Are you as a Research Advocate interested working on this track? Contact Karlin for more information.
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Highlighting Veteran PDF Research Advocates

In the latest Advocate Report, we highlight your inspiring colleagues. From Israel and Cliff's work on patient-centered research, and Steve's passion for providing transportation to Bernie's dedication to community education, these real-life stories provide a glimpse into your work in the PAIR program.
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Asking the PD Community to PAIR Up

We are asking others to pair up for PD research with you. Here's how we phrased it:

  • PAIR Up with a Research Advocate: Are you looking for someone to speak to your support groups about research, including local studies? If you're a researcher, do you need help reviewing clinical study protocols or developing clinical trial recruitment plans? Email us at to find a Research Advocate nearby who has the expertise to assist you.
  • Take PDF's free PAIR Online Course: Would you like to work with our Research Advocates? PDF's course will prepare you to understand the science of Parkinson's and the process that brings new treatments to market. When you complete the course, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with Research Advocates in your community on ongoing projects.

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P.S.: Keep up with more happenings by following @PDFadvocacy on Twitter.

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If you have or believe you have Parkinson’s disease, then promptly consult a physician and follow your physician’s advice. This email is not a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or for a physician’s prescription of drugs, treatment or operations for Parkinson’s.