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Michael J. Fox to be made honorary doctor at Karolinska Institutet
Date:3/5/2010

Since 2000, the foundation has awarded over 175 million dollars to Parkinson's drug development research around the world, including at Karolinska Institutet. Michael J. Fox is to receive his honorary doctorate on 5 March from Associate Professor and Dean Clara H. Gumpert representing the Board of Research, which selects the honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet. The ceremony will take place at the private residence of Mr David E. R. Dangoor Sweden's Honorary Consul-General in New York. Participating in the ceremony are also Professor Jan Andersson, vice-president of Karolinska Institutet and Professor Johan Ericson representing the research field.

"In its short history, the Michael J. Fox Foundation has gained the admiration and respect of the worldwide research community for its rigorous scientific standards and its commitment to quickly and aggressively funding high-impact therapeutic development," says Clara H. Gumpert, Dean. "Strongly influenced by Michael's personal philosophy, his foundation operates with rare dynamism and a constant focus on speeding breakthrough treatments to the world's five million Parkinson's patients."

Michael J. Fox was born in Canada in 1961. He is an award-winning television and film actor and the author of two best-selling memoirs with a third book to be published in April 2010. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 and shared this news with the public in 1998. Since then he has become known for promoting research and awareness of the disease and the need for improved treatments and a cure. In 2000 he founded MJFF, today the world's largest private funder of Parkinson's research. For more information about the foundation, visit michaeljfox.org/.

Fox has also been a powerful advocate for research freedom and the pursuit of embryonic stem cell-based therapeutic strategies in U.S. laboratories.

Honorary doctorates at Karolinska Institutet are awarded to academics who have made a significant contribution, scientific or otherwise, to research at the university, and to people who have not earned a PhD through formal academic achievements, but who have nonetheless benefited research and development through other means.

"I'm grateful to the Board of Research for this tremendous honour," says Michael J. Fox. "It's especially meaningful because our Foundation and Karolinska Institutet share a belief in the power of scientific endeavour to create a future that is better for everyone, and a commitment to act strategically even unconventionally to help bring that future closer."


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