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Our Faculty

Dr. Jimenez Shahed

“As a doctor and researcher, I have seen first-hand how the PAIR program can empower people with Parkinson’s and care partners. I believe that when we partner with these informed Research Advocates, that is when we will see true change in Parkinson’s research.”

- Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, PAIR faculty and steering committee member, Houston, TX

 


Sample Curriculum

The following is a sample schedule and curriculum for a Parkinson's Advocates in Research training, typically a three-day program.

Please note times and courses may vary depending upon your region. Sessions are normally moderated and facilitated by regional leaders in Parkinson's research and other PDF Advocates.

 

Pre-Training

Dinner and Meet and Greet

  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Day One

Breakfast and Registration

  • 6:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Course: About Parkinson's Advocates in Research

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Course: The Clinical Research Process

  • 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Lunch

  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Course: Bioethics and Parkinson's Research

  • 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

  • 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Course: Parkinson’s and Clinical Research: What’s in the Pipeline and What it Means

  • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Free Time

  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Dinner

  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dessert, Dialogue and Discussion

  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Day Two

Breakfast

  • 6:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Course: Analysis and Evaluation of Clinical Research

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakfast

  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Course: Informed Consent, Understanding the Issues

  • 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Lunch

  • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Course: Critical Issues in Clinical Research

  • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 

Free Time

  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Dinner, Dialogue and Discussion

  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Day Three

Breakfast

  • 6:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Course: Effective Advocacy within the Clinical Research Process

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Breakfast and Checkout

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Course: Effective Advocacy within the Clinical Research Process (Continued)

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Wrap-Up and Farewell

  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Now that you have a sense of what the Learning Institute curriculum includes, you may have questions about the type of work PDF Research Advocates perform.

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