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Parkinson's News in Brief: Get Involved with PDF Research

Are you interested in furthering Parkinson’s science? Join the PDF team by becoming a PDF-funded researcher or by becoming a research advocate.

Apply for a PDF Research Grant

PDF is pleased to announce our request for investigator-initiated research proposals designed to improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s.

We look forward to seeing the innovative ideas submitted with this year’s proposals and – more importantly – we are eager to support the ones with the greatest potential to propel research forward and improve the lives of you and your loved ones as quickly as possible.

We invite scientists, neurologists, students and members of the scientific community to apply for the following awards:

  • International Research Grants
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships for Clinical Neurologists
  • Summer Fellowships
  • Conference Awards

Most programs open for applications on Friday, October 14, but please check our website for additional details.
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Apply to Become a PDF Research Advocate by this Friday, August 26

You too can impact research, by becoming a PDF research advocate. Apply to one of PDF’s three regional trainings, the Clinical Research Learning Institutes, designed for people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners.

Applications for the Northeast Region – to be held in New Jersey from Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22, 2011 – are due this Friday, August 26.
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If you have questions about Parkinson's disease, our information specialists are available to help. Call (800) 457-6676 to speak with them or browse their answers to most Frequently Asked Questions.

Dr. James Beck
Director of Research Programs

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