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Episode 15: Innovative Fellowship Program is Training Tomorrow's Parkinson's Leaders with Rachel Dolhun

Demand for movement disorder specialists continues to grow, but not enough neurologists are receiving focused training in Parkinson’s and related conditions in order to meet the current and projected needs in the U.S. and around the world. In collaboration with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation created the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders with the goal of growing the global base of movement disorders specialists. In this episode Dr. Rachel Dolhun shares more about this fellowship program, the application process, and how the program supports the training of movement disorders clinician-researchers who will become leaders in Parkinson's care and advance science in the field. Rachel is Senior Vice President of Medical Communications at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Visit to learn more about the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders. 

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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