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    The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders Selects Class of 2022

    Five physicians chosen to receive movement disorders clinical and research training at top-tier international academic centers Fellowship is building a global network of movement disorder…

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    The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Announce Initiative to Engage Underrepresented Populations in Parkinson’s Research

    FIRE-UP PD study supports community engagement projects led by academic centers in Boston, Chicago, Denver and Southern Florida Goal is to broaden the base of research participants, which will…

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    Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces $10-million “Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging Competition” Spurring Development of Critical and Elusive Research Tool for Parkinson’s Disease

    Funded in part through a $7.5-million gift from global business leader and dedicated philanthropist Ken Griffin, competition will incentivize research teams to race to develop a game-changing…

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    The Michael J. Fox Foundation Launches New Guide, “Navigating Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease,” to Fill Knowledge Gaps and Encourage Dialogue on Under-Addressed Symptom

    With an estimated 6 million people worldwide living with Parkinson's, and the global prevalence expected to double by 2040, resources to better understand cognitive changes in the disease are…

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    Advocates from the Parkinson’s Community Unite on Capitol Hill to Urge for Critical Research Funding

    NEW YORK, NY; September 3, 2019 –The Parkinson’s Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) will convene more than 150 advocates from across the United States, along…

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    The Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces $5 Million to Explore Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease in African, East Asian and Indian Populations

    Projects aim to genetically test samples from more than 30,000 people by leveraging existing partnerships and infrastructure Broadening understanding of the genetic contributors to Parkinson’s onset…

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    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Funds the Largest Disease-focused Data Set Ever Created

    The “PPMI RNA-Sequencing Project” provides unprecedented insights into how gene expression changes over time in people with Parkinson’s disease. At 108 terabytes, the project is the largest disease…

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