May 22nd, 2020
Second Parkinson’s Therapy Funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation Receives FDA Approval and Advances to Market
NEW YORK (May 22, 2020) — The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) announces a milestone in the Foundation’s impact on the Parkinson’s disease (PD) therapeutic landscape. On May 21, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Kynmobi from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. This new therapy — which treats “off” time, when PD symptoms are not well controlled with oral medication — marks the second regulatory approval of a Parkinson’s treatment funded by the Foundation.
January 3rd, 2019
The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders Selects Class of 2021
NEW YORK (January 3, 2019) — The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders has selected six neurology physicians for the Class of 2021, the program’s fourth class, from top neurology programs across the world. This summer, these individuals will begin two years of training to become movement disorder clinician-researchers — experts in treating people with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders as well as advancing critical research.
November 16th, 2018
Inaugural Class of The Michael J. Fox Foundation's Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders Graduates
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), in collaboration with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, is building a global base of movement disorder specialists to provide expert patient care and lead complementary research and drug development. Launched in 2014, The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders annually awards funding to five academic centers worldwide to each train a new movement disorder specialist over two years. Recently, the five fellows in the inaugural Class of 2018 completed training and began prestigious movement disorders careers around the world.
May 1st, 2018
May 2018 - People with Parkinson's disease (PD) need movement disorder specialists -- neurologists with extra training in diagnosing and treating Parkinson's -- to provide holistic care and connect them to the latest research. But there aren't enough of these specialists. To increase the number of movement disorder specialists around the world, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) developed The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders. Today, Edmond J. Safra Fellows and their mentors gathered at a New York City "Fellowship Symposium Day" with benefactor Lily Safra to share research progress, announce the five academic centers chosen to train the Class of 2021 and highlight the work of the first graduating class.
July 2nd, 2017
A new home for the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Science (ELSC) inaugurated at the Hebrew University campus in Jerusalem
July 2017 -- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem dedicated its new interdisciplinary center for brain sciences in June 2017, before the official opening in October 2017. The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), the largest neuroscience center in Israel, was inaugurated in the presence of Mrs. Lily Safra, whose support was critical in the creation of the Center. It is unique in bringing together specialists from all of the academic disciplines researching brain sciences.
June 19th, 2017
Early literacy study to improve diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities among Hebrew and Arabic speakers
Dedicated to enabling all children to reach their full potential, the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities is currently pioneering a comprehensive study on early literacy in Hebrew and Arabic languages. Research results are being used to develop cutting-edge interventions that will provide all children with a head start in school.
May 16th, 2017
Jori Fleisher, MD, MSCE, of New York University School of Medicine, discusses her research on an interdisciplinary home visit program for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease.
Hi, I'm Dr Jory Fleischer and I'm an assistant professor of neurology and population health at New York University School of Medicine in New York, and a movement disorder specialist there.
May 12th, 2017
On May 11, 2017, in New York, ISEF organized a gala anniversary dinner honoring Mrs. Safra with a Lifetime Achievement Award as Honorary Chairwoman of ISEF, and a longtime benefactor of the organization.