Monthly Archives: June 2010

Every Donation Makes A Difference

From Eddie Pelto, Director of Development The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) Parkinson’s Awareness Month Challenge was an incredible success. Throughout the month of April, we challenged our friends and supporters to help us raise $50,000 online, which would be matched by PDF’s Board of Directors for a total of $100,000 to fund a Parkinson’s disease (PD) researcher. PDF beat this goal and raised nearly $70,000 from our supporters. With the match gift from our board, the total raised was nearly $120,000. One of the researchers supported with the proceeds from the challenge is Sonia George, Ph.D., from the University of… read more Read More

Notes from AAN 2010: Part II

From James Beck Ph.D., Director of Research Programs As promised on Friday, here’s an additional update from last month’s American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting.In addition to the study mentioned above, another interesting one – presented by Nasim R. Khadem and Melissa J. Nirenberg, M.D., Ph.D. – investigated the rates of pharmacy errors in Parkinson’s medications. In this small, prospective study of 73 individuals, the investigators found that about ten percent of people with Parkinson’s had the incorrect Parkinson’s medication dispensed to them during a one-year period. Dr. Nirenberg alluded to this problem in her recent PD ExpertBriefing (and… read more Read More