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American Parkinson Disease Association Awards More Than $3.7 Million to Research
Date:7/7/2008

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has announced its 2008 research awards, which include a Dr. George C. Cotzias Memorial Fellowship, a Dr. Roger Duvoisin, MD Grant, 31 research grants, 13 post-graduate grants, and six summer medical student fellowships.

David Hinkle, MD, PhD at the University of Pittsburgh was awarded the Cotzias fellowship that carries an $80,000 award for each of three years, based upon progress review by the Scientific Advisory Board, which recommends all research funding. The fellowship is named after George C. Cotzias, a pathfinder in pharmacological exploration of brain functions and in the treatment of Parkinson's disease with levodopa, which more than 40 years later is still the primary PD medication therapy.

Brown University PhD, Marc Tatar, received the awarded named for Roger C. Duvoisin, MD, an award of $80,000 for two consecutive years.

The progress of two active Cotzias fellowships and Duvoisin grants were also reviewed and accepted.

Researchers at 27 institutions across the country received one-time $50,000 research grants including four at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and two at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Case Western Reserve University, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Others were awarded to researchers at the Universities of Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Chicago, Florida, Illinois, California (Jolla), Southern California (Los Angeles), Miami and Tennessee; Case Western Reserve, Emory, Columbia, Louisiana State, Northwestern, Purdue and Louisiana State universities; Buck Institute for Age Research; the State University of New York (Buffalo), University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Portland VA Research Hospital; Lake Forest Hospital; Brentwood Biomedical Research Institute; and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine.

One-year, $35,000 post-doctoral fellowships were awarded to two scientists at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as researchers at the Universities of Virginia, Washington, Alabama, Texas (Galveston), Chicago, Pennsylvania and Colorado; Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; and Johns Hopkins University.

Summer Medical Student Fellowships, $4,000 one-year awards to students to perform supervised laboratory or clinical PD research, are designed to encourage their interest in future research work. Two students from the University of Pennsylvania and one each from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati received awards this year.

Dr. Frederick G. Wooten of the University of Virginia Medical Center is the SAB chairman and Dr. Paul Maestrone is APDA's director for scientific and medical affairs.


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