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 ( 5)
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
Research Grant, 2013
Ubiquitous, Inexpensive Non-invasive Technologies for Objective Detection and Monitoring of Parkinson's Symptoms
For doctors to diagnose and treat Parkinson's, they need reliable tests. Unfortunately, testing the symptoms of Parkinson's at a specialist's office/clinic is expensive and time-consuming. We have found that voice recordings collected in the clinic contain enough information to detect Parkinson's, but we want to test the same capability over the phone, or using smartphones, suc...
Researchers: Max A. Little, 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...
Web-Based Clinical Assessment, 2008
Parkinson's disease clinical research traditionally relies on patient recruitment, which can be hindered by the amount of travel a patient must undertake to visit sites for evaluations and long visits, especially if motor fluctuations have to be assessed. Advances in technology, particularly the extensive use of the Internet, may offer an opportunity to address logistical hur...
Researchers: Esther Cubo, MD, PhD
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 ...