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Webinar: Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: What’s New in PD Treatments

The national patient teleconference/webinar Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: What’s New in PD Treatments, is now available. To access the webinar, please click the link below which will take you directly into the program. You will also be able to access the webinar slides, transcript of webinar, and APDA resources. http://www.aoic.net/APDA/APDA19359arc/ The presenters are: Marie Saint […]

Scherzer, Feany, and Dong Selected for $9M Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s Initiative Grant

A Brigham research team led by Clemens Scherzer, MD, director of the Center for Advanced Parkinson Research and Precision Neurology Program in the Department of Neurology, has been selected by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative to receive $9 million over three years. Scherzer will lead a project titled “Parkinson5D: Deconstructing Proximal Disease Mechanisms […]

Brigham Clinical & Research News: Q&A with Dr. Clemens Scherzer

Clemens Scherzer Physician-scientist Clemens Scherzer, MD, wants to change the future of the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. In the lab, his team focuses on predicting and preventing disease progression, and on developing precision drugs and biomarkers tailored to individual patients. Scherzer is center director for the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Center for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease […]

Dr. Feany Honored with NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Mel Feany, MD, PhD, from the Department of Pathology, received the 2019 Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institute of Health. The Landis Award, named in honor of former NINDS Director Story Landis, PhD, recognizes individuals who have shown dedication to mentorship and […]

APDA MA Optimism Walk 2019

On Sunday, June 23rd 2019, the American Parkinson’s Disease Association‘s Massachusetts Chapter held the 33rd Annual Massachusetts Optimism Walk for Parkinson’s disease at Bowditch Field in Framingham, MA. The weather was perfect for this well-attended event, which gave patients, caregivers, friends, family members, scientists, and clinicians the opportunity to mingle and raise donations for Parkinson’s […]

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s disease: 12-week summer course

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s disease: 12-week summer course July 2, 2019 – September 24, 2019 Tuesdays, 7:00PM – 8:00PM Fishbowl Conference Room, Side A, 2nd Floor, 850 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467   Stanwood Change is a certified instructor of the Tree of Life Tai Chi program and the Program Manager for the Eight […]

Super Precision Medicine, by Benjamin Stecher

Precision therapies are on the horizon, but are they precise enough? _____ The first generation of precision medicine therapies for Parkinson’s disease (PD) should enter phase 3 clinical trial in 2019. If even one of them succeeds in modifying disease progression it will open the doors for more targeted therapies and officially mark the beginning […]

Dr. David Walt awarded funding by Chan Zuckerburg Initiative

Press Release: CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s The Neurodegeneration Challenge Network Brings Together Interdisciplinary Experts to Accelerate Our Understanding of Neurodegenerative Diseases Redwood City — December 5, 2018 — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $51.95 million in funding and its selection of 17 early career […]