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)
PPMI Data Challenge, 2016
Multivariate Prediction of Parkinson's Disease Clinical Progression (2016 PPMI Data Challenge Winner)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is heterogeneous in both clinical representation and prognosis, as indicated by a large diversity of rates of progression in motor as well as non-motor symptoms. It could therefore be helpful to have well-characterized and distinct subtypes of Parkinson's disease slow and fast clinical progression and have early indicators of the clinical progression rate f...
Researchers: Duygu Tosun-Turgut, PhD
Research Grant, 2016
Promising Outcomes of Original Grant:
We hypothesized in the original funded grant that evaluation of texture and variability, beyond conventional averaging of voxel (element of space) intensities within a region of interest in dopamine transporter (DAT) SPECT (brain imaging technique) images, could provide improved correlations with clinical measures, such as the unified Parkinson's disease (PD) r...
MJFF Research Grant, 2010
Currently there is no definitive diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease (PD) in a live patient, and no way to track disease progression on a biological level. These gaps have ramifications on personal disease management and on drug development. Findings from trials testing new PD therapeutics rely predominantly on outcomes measured through clinical observation, and there are l...
Researchers: Kenneth Marek, MD