Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1 Million to Develop and Validate Web-Based Clinical Assessments for Parkinsonís Disease
The funding was awarded under the Foundationís Developing and Validating Web-Based Clinical Assessments for Parkinsonís Disease program, part of MJFFís ongoing efforts to develop research tools that can speed the availability of life-transforming treatments for Parkinsonís disease. The initiative seeks to drive the creation and testing of Web-based tools that would allow any patient with a personal computer and an Internet connection to participate in clinical research from the comfort of their own home, decreasing hurdles to participation in critically needed clinical studies.
The funded projects are listed below. Full information, including grant abstracts and researcher bios, is available on the Foundationís Web site ó www.michaeljfox.org.
Online Motor and Cognitive Analysis System
Jay L. Alberts, PhD, Cleveland Clinic
A Web-based Assessment of Visual and Spatial Symptoms of Parkinsonís Disease
Melissa Amick, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University; Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Wearable Sensors and a Web-Based Application to Monitor Patients with Parkinsonís Disease in the Home Environment
Paolo Bonato, PhD, Harvard Medical School; Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Developing and Validating Spanish Language Web-based Clinical Assessments for Parkinsonís Disease
Esther Cubo MD, PhD, Hospital General YagŁe, Burgos, Spain