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Parkinson's Disease Foundation announces $1 million for novel studies into Parkinson's
Date:7/7/2011

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University of Pittsburgh

Impact of Low- and High-Frequency Electrical Stimulation on the Inputs, Integrative Properties and Output of the Subthalamic Nucleus
Mark Bevan, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

Telomere Biology in Patients with Incident Parkinson's Disease*
Tobias Kurth, M.D., Sc.D., and Robert Y.L. Zee, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Identification of Neuroprotective Factors in Tobacco*
Leo J. Pallanck, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Small Aromatic Molecules as Novel Inhibitors of Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation Daniel Segal, Ph.D.
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Identification of Genes for Parkinson's Disease in an Isolated Greek Community and a Greek Population Cohort
Georgia Xiromerisiou M.D., Ph.D., and Henry Houlden M.D., Ph.D., M.R.C.P.
University of Thessaly, Greece and University College London, England

Research Fellowships | $250,000

Aim to generate interest in Parkinson's research and patient care among basic scientists and clinicians.

Functional Dissection of a Novel Dopaminergic Inhibitory Circuit in Parkinson's Disease
Jun Ding, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

The Regulation of Somatodendritic Dopamine Release*
James Maas, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Evaluating Pedunculopontine Nucleus Stimulation as a Treatment for L-DOPA- Resistant Gait Disorders in Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Abirami Muralidharan, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

The Role of Parkin in Regulating Mitochondrial Dynamics and Homeostasis in Cortical and Dopaminergic Neurons
Victor Van Laar, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

The Locus Coeruleus as a Substrate for Parkinsonian Cognitive Inflexibility
Elena Vazey, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina

*Denotes second year of funding


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Contact: Melissa Barry
mbarry@pdf.org
800-457-6676
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
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