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Episode 11: The Importance of Sex and Gender Factors in Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Care with Antonella Santuccione Chadha

Increasing evidence supports the presence of sex and gender differences in neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. There is a critical need to more closely examine sex and gender differences in all stages of research, therapeutic development, and clinical treatment to enable better outcomes through precision medicine approaches. This episode focuses on the relevance of sex and gender factors in Parkinson's disease and efforts to transform scientific research, policy, and healthcare to identify and address needs based on sex and gender. Our guest Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha discusses her work with the Women’s Brain Project, their recent roundtable on enhancing care in Parkinson’s disease, and the organization's goals for the future. Antonella is a medical doctor with experience spanning positions in clinical care, academic research, the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (regulatory), and industry leadership and consultation for large pharmaceutical companies and smaller start-up companies. She is currently Co-Founder and Pro Bono Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Brain Project, an international non-profit organization studying sex and gender determinants to brain and mental health.

This podcast is geared toward researchers and clinicians. If you live with Parkinson’s or have a friend or family member with PD, listen to The Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson’s Podcast. Hear from scientists, doctors and people with Parkinson's on different aspects of life with the disease as well as research toward treatment breakthroughs at

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