March 27th, 2013
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that it is providing thousands of free Parkinson's medical ID bracelets in an effort to address recent data that shows three out of four people with Parkinson's do not receive their medications on time. This lack of awareness in the hospital can cause serious disease complications along with a resulting substantial cost burden. For patients with Parkinson's, associated hospital costs have shown to be nearly twice as much as the costs for those without the disease.
November 14th, 2012
The sixth annual Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture, entitled 'Mind the gap: How do we integrate mental and physical healthcare for chronic diseases?', was held at King’s College London on 14 November. The event raised awareness of the College’s largest fundraising campaign World questions|King’s answers, and in particular of the campaign pillar Neuroscience & mental health. This pillar raises money to combat diseases that were the subject of the evening’s lecture, such as Parkinson’s disease. Over 200 guests attended the event, which took place in the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre at the Strand Campus.
June 20th, 2012
The Michael J. Fox Foundation Launches The $14 Million-Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research
NEW YORK—The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) today announced the opening of its Therapeutic Pipeline Program. This newly created funding mechanism invites research proposals from industry and academic investigators to drive pre-clinical and clinical Parkinson’s disease drug development. MJFF has committed up to $14 million in funding toward three research programs, which include the Therapeutic Pipeline Program, Rapid Response Innovation Awards and Target Validation.
February 22nd, 2012
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the launch of the Aware in Care campaign today, the first-ever, nationwide initiative to address the growing problem of poor hospital care for over one million people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Aware in Care features a free kit for PD patients and caregivers to help make hospital stays safer. NPF, its Centers of Excellence at leading medical institutions, and local chapters urge patients and caregivers to know the steps to take to ensure that people with PD get the best possible care during hospital stays.