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The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative is our landmark study launched in 2010 to deepen knowledge of Parkinson's and to better understand its onset and progression to speed the development of new treatments. Learn the latest news from the study here.


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    My Research Journey: A Practical Way of Managing Parkinson’s

    Jen Gaudio, one of the first ever PPMI participants, shares why she participates in research as a practical and constructive way to manage Parkinson’s.

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    PPMI Dispatch: Meeting of the Study Minds and Clues on Cognitive Change

    More than 300 study partners met virtually for the annual PPMI meeting to discuss challenges, opportunities and future plans while scientists continue to report out from study analysis.

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    PPMI: Our Study to Predict and Prevent Parkinson’s Needs You

    For more than 10 years, thousands of patients, scientists and volunteers have contributed to The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) landmark study, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative …

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    PPMI Dispatch: More Sites Recruiting While Scientists Uncover New Ways to Predict Parkinson’s

    While the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) starts recruiting volunteers at 26 sites, research into existing data and biosamples continues.

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    PPMI Needs People At Risk for Parkinson’s — Even if Not Diagnosed with PD

    PPMI is entering its next phase: an ambitious expansion of its study population to include individuals without a Parkinson’s diagnosis, but living with certain factors now known to be linked to…

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    My Research Journey: “It’s Never Too Early to Make a Difference”

    Phil Alongi, 67, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2019 and is participating in MJFF’s landmark study to contribute toward a future without PD.

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