The Michael J. Fox Foundation, in collaboration with our longtime supporter and partner The Edmond J. Safra Foundation, announces The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders. By increasing resources for specialized training for clinician-researcher neurologists, this program aims to grow the global base of movement disorder specialists treating people with Parkinsonís disease (PD) and contributing to research toward breakthrough treatments.
ďLily Safra has long shown tremendous compassion to people living with disease, both through her personal generosity and the activities of The Edmond J. Safra Foundation,Ē said Michael J. Fox. ďWeíre grateful to be working together to increase the number of highly specialized neurologists who can help patients live better with PD and speed progress toward a cure.Ē
Mrs. Lily Safra, Chairwoman of The Edmond J. Safra Foundation, said: ďThe talented young clinician-researchers who will be chosen as Edmond J. Safra Fellows represent great hope for all of us, and I am so proud to be supporting them at the beginning of what will certainly be stellar careers full of groundbreaking achievements. With The Michael J. Fox Foundationís leadership, this initiative will surely make a profound impact on both research and patient care in the years to come.Ē
A lack of available funding for fellowships currently limits the number of openings in movement disorder specialist training programs. The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders will support up to five new fellows a year for two years.
Learn more about the impact of movement disorder specialists in an infographic from Partners in Parkinsonís.