The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation invests in research to solve, treat and end Parkinson’s disease. Our grants are part of our strategy to invest in leaders in science, health care and the patient community and then mobilize those leaders to work together toward the cure for Parkinson's. The grants below represents investments for 2016. Stay tuned for updates. PDF Research Centers PDF Research Centers | $1.6 Million Allow talented scientists to collaborate on basic, translational and clinical research. Columbia University Medical Center Un Jung Kang, M.D., PI Roy N. Alcalay, M.D., M.Sc. Robert E. Burke, M.D. Lorraine N. Clark, Ph.D. Stanley Fahn, M.D. Blair Ford, M.D. Jill S. Goldman, M.S., M.Phil. Lloyd A. Greene, Ph.D. Sheng-Han Kuo, M.D. Oren Levy, M.D., Ph.D. Karen Marder, M.D., M.P.H. Eugene Mosharov, Ph.D. Serge Przedborski, M.D., Ph.D. Seth L. Pullman, M.D. Yaakov Stern, Ph.D. David Sulzer, Ph.D. Jean Paul G. Vonsattel, M.D. Cheryl H. Waters, M.D. Ai Yamamoto, Ph.D. Rush University Medical Center Christopher G. Goetz, M.D.,PI Brandon R. Barton, M.D., M.S. Bryan A. Bernard, Ph.D. Cynthia L. Comella, M.D. Jennifer G. Goldman, M.D., M.S. Deborah A. Hall, M.D., Ph.D. Katie Kompoliti, M.D. Jeffrey H. Kordower, Ph.D. Leo Verhagen-Metman, M.D., Ph.D. T. Celeste Napier, Ph.D. Kalipada Pahan, Ph.D. Glenn T. Stebbins, Ph.D. Dustin R. Wakeman, Ph.D. PDF Advancing Parkinson’s Treatments Grants PDF Advancing Parkinson’s Treatments Grants | $317,875 Facilitate the movement of treatments from “bench to bedside.” Innovations Awards | $150,000 Parkinson Study Group: Advancing Clinical Research Hubert Fernandez, M.D., and Michael Schwarzschild, M.D., Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School PDF Parkinson’s Prevalence Project | $50,000 Parkinson’s Prevalence Data Analysis Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Meeting Sponsorship | $88,375 The Disease Modification in Early Parkinson’s Disease Consortium | $15,000 (In partnership with the American Parkinson Disease Association) David Charles, M.D., and Mallory Hacker, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Dystonia in Parkinson’s Disease | $20,000 William T. Dauer, M.D., University of Michigan Non-pharmaceutical Ways of Maintaining Cognitive Function in Parkinson’s | $20,000 Jennifer G. Goldman, M.D., M.S., Rush University Medical Center Third Global Force PD: Cell Based Therapies | $15,000 Jeffrey H. Kordower, Ph.D., and Lorenz Studer, M.D., Rush University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Second Palliative Care in Parkinson’s | $18,375 Keiran Tuck, M.B.B.S., Julie Carter, R.N., M.S., A.N.P., and Benzi Kluger, M.D., M.S., Oregon Health & Science University and University of Colorado PAIR Leadership Awards | $29,500 Meaningful Cognitive Outcomes in PD | $5,000 Jared Benge, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.-C.N., Baylor Scott & White Health Enhancing Patient Engagement in PD Mental Health Research | $5,000 Roseanne D. Dobkin, Ph.D., Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Impact of Exercise on Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression in PD | $9,500 Mary S. Feldman, D.O., Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Parkinson’s Disease Outreach and Education to Underserved Communities | $5,000 Jacqueline Rick, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania The Ecological MOod TrackEr (EMOTE) App in Parkinson’s Disease: Filling the Unmet Need | $5,000 Alit Stark-Inbar, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley PDF Fellowship and Career Development Awards PDF Fellowship and Career Development Awards | $1.17 Million Prepare leaders in Parkinson’s research and clinical practice. Clinical Training Fellowships | $460,000 Columbia University Medical Center Deepak Gupta, M.D. Devin Hall, M.D. Lan Luo, M.D.* Sarah O’Shea, M.D. Miriam Sklerov, M.D.** Rush University Medical Center Meagan Bailey, M.D.* Avram Fraint, M.D. Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Awards | $900,000 High Throughput in Vivo Screens for Targeted Parkinson’s Disease Gene Therapies James Dahlman, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology Parkinson’s Genetic Risk Factors in Latino Populations Ignacio Fernandez Mata, Ph.D., University of Washington Direct Pathway Striatal Activity in Dyskinesia Alexandra Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco Postdoctoral Research Fellowships | $500,000 Dynamic Interaction Between Striatal Dopaminergic and Cholinergic System in Regulation of Beta-band Oscillations as Mechanisms Underlying PD Pathophysiology Daigo Homma, Ph.D., Mentor: Ann Graybiel, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investigating the Function of Mitochondrial Derived Vesicles in Neurons and Their Role in PD Rosalind Roberts, D.Phil., Mentor: Edward Fon, M.D., McGill University Loss of Glucocerebrosidase Increases Dopaminergic Neuronal Vulnerability by Impairing Autophagic Flux Emily Rocha, Ph.D., Mentor: J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Alpha-synuclein Mediated Toxicity in the Aged Rat Brain Molecular Mechanism of the Nucleus Ivette Martinez Sandoval, Ph.D., Mentor: Timothy Collier, Ph.D., Michigan State University Thalamostriatal Adaptations in Parkinson’s Asami Tanimura, Ph.D., Mentor: D. James Surmeier, Ph.D., Northwestern University Collaborative Fellowships | $102,500 PDF-ABF Clinician-Scientist Development Award | $52,500 (In partnership with the American Brain Foundation)Parkin Overexpression as a Therapeutic Strategy** Amber Van Laar, M.D., Mentor: J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center PDF-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award | $50,000 (In partnership with the Parkinson Study Group)Cerebellar Morphologic and Functional MRI Measures as a Biomarker of Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease Baijayanta Maiti, M.D., Ph.D., Mentors: Joel Perlmutter, M.D., and Steven Petersen, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis PDF-APDA Summer Student Fellowships | $60,000 (In partnership with the American Parkinson Disease Association) Identifying Elements of the Transcriptional Regulatory Network of PARIS (ZNF746) Involved in Alpha-synuclein-Induced Neurodegeneration Preston Ge, Mentor: Ted Dawson, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University The Interaction of Parkinson’s Disease Gene FBXO7 with Bag2 Dima Hage, Mentor: David Park, Ph.D., University of Ottawa DBH-ASYN Mouse Model, Effect of Inflammation in Gastrointestinal System Kiana Khosravian, Mentor: Malú Tansey, Ph.D., Emory University The Role of the ESCRT Complex in a Vesicular Trafficking Pathway from Mitochondria to Lysosomes Sydney Lee, Mentor: Edward Fon, M.D., McGill University REM Sleep Without Atonia Signatures Help Distinguish Between Synucleinopathy Disorders Stuart McCarter, Mentor: Erik St. Louis, M.D., Mayo Clinic In Vivo Optical Measurement of Direct and Indirect Path Projection Neuron Activity in a PD Rodent Model with Treatment of L-DOPA and Cannabinoid Antagonists Rachel Mikofsky, Mentor: David Sulzer, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center Relevance of Amino Acid Charge/Polarity in New Familial Mutants of Alpha-synuclein Emily Ong, Mentor: Shubhik DebBurman, Ph.D., Lake Forest College Impact of Inflammation on Alpha-synuclein Expression in the Colonic Enteric Nervous System Henry Resnikoff, Mentor: Marina Emborg. M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison Association Between Water Source and Incidental Parkinson’s Disease Maya Silver, Mentor: Brad Racette, M.D., Washington University Investigation of Dopamine Neuron Degeneration as a Consequence of Microbiome-Derived Bacteria Samuel Stanley, Mentor: Kim Caldwell, Ph.D., University of Alabama Parkinson’s Disease Penetrance in Obligate Carriers of SMPD1 Mutations Adina Wise, Mentor: Roy Alcalay, M.D., M.S., Columbia University Medical Center High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging Correlates of Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease Kali Xu, Mentor: Kathleen Poston, M.D., M.S., Stanford University School of Medicine * Denotes a second year of funding ** Denotes third year of funding Help us invest in Parkinson’s research. Donate now.