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 ( 4)
Improved Biomarkers and Clinical Outcome Measures, 2017
Using Automatic Acoustic Speech Analysis and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder to Detect Individuals at High Risk of Parkinson's Disease and Other Alpha-synucleinopathies
Speech is an important indicator of motor function and movement coordination and can be extremely sensitive to the progression of neurologic diseases. The aim of this project is to use simple speech recording and high-end pattern analysis to detect pre-clinical stages of disabling central nervous system disorders including Parkinson's disease (PD) and other alpha-synucleinopathies...
Researchers: Jan Rusz, PhD
Therapeutic Pipeline Program, 2014
Speech and voice disorders are common in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and adversely affect their communication and quality of life. Presently, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is the most effective treatment available for speech disorders in PD, but this program is time intensive. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a safe and non-invasive, com...
Researchers: Shalini Narayana, MBBS, PhD
Clinical Intervention Awards, 2009
SING-PD: Singing In Groups for Parkinson's Disease: A Phase I/II Study of Choral Therapy for PD-related Voice/Speech Impairment
To compare two forms of speech and voice therapy (one involving breathing and speech exercises and the other involving singing in groups) to see which type of therapy is better in treating the decreased voice volume that many patients with Parkinson’s disease experience.
We will recruit approximately 40 individuals with PD, diagnosed by a movement diso...
Clinical Discovery Awards, 2006
Speech problems are common in patients with Parkinson's disease. At an early stage, patients may find it hard to project their voice. As the disease progresses, patients start to have difficulty starting their speech even though they know the words they want to say. They experience freezing of the jaw, tongue and lips. When they eventually get their speech started, they have a hard time moving it ...