The Foundation supports research that can lead to the creation of better Parkinson's treatments. Here you can search previously awarded grants by keyword, program name, researcher name, institution or organization name and/or year.
FUNDED GRANTS ( 3)
LRRK2 Cohort Consortium, 2013
In Western populations, men are approximately 1.5 times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease (PD) than women. Furthermore, epidemiologic and clinical features of PD vary between genders. These differences may be influenced by genetic, environmental, hormonal, immunological and other factors. However, there are only a limited number of studies that evaluate the effects o...
Researchers: Rachel Saunders-Pullman, MD, MPH, MS
LRRK2 Cohort Consortium, 2012
Parkinson's Institute LRRK2 Cohort: Clinical Phenotype, Pre/Non-Motor and Environmental Risk Assessment
The objective of this award is to better understand the clinical symptoms of patients that carry the most common genetic risk factor for PD the LRRK2 G2019S variant and what role this mutation plays in individuals that were exposed to environmental toxicants.
A novel feature of this work is the investigation of the effect of a second significant genetic cause of Parkinson's dise...
Researchers: Birgitt Schuele, MD, Dr. med.
LRRK2 Cohort Consortium, 2011
Autonomic Profiles of LRRK2 Mutation Carriers with Parkinson's Disease and Non-manifesting, First-degree Relatives
Autonomic disturbances are common symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). We propose to analyze data on autonomic function collected from PD patients and relatives of PD patients both with mutations in the LRRK2 gene (the greatest known genetic contributor to PD). This will help establish an autonomic profile and identify the quantitative weight of different autonomic symptoms in...
Researchers: Tanya Gurevich, MD