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Your Impact on Parkinson's Research

The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) wouldn’t be where it is today without dedicated study volunteers like you. Whether you're new to the study or you've been with us for years, your participation is valued.

Here we share resources for PPMI participants. Check out the latest news coming out of the study and read a scientific update for outcomes made possible through your contributions. Watch a video from Michael J. Fox sharing his thanks for your participation. Then download a toolkit to help spread the word about the study.

Questions about PPMI and your role? If you are enrolled at a site, speak to your study coordinator. If you are enrolled online, email

A Message from Michael J. Fox

In this short video, Michael J. Fox expresses his gratitude for your participation in the study that could change everything.

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PPMI Scientific Update

The seventh volume of this scientific update packet holds just a few of the many insights that have come from the valuable information you share as a participant. Read about recent findings toward better understanding, measures and treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Recruitment Toolkit

Study participants are our best ambassadors. Use this toolkit to spread the word about PPMI across your community and networks.

  • Print and Digital Materials

    Use these materials to help promote the study.

    • Welcome Letter

      A letter from the PPMI team that shares information on the study and instructions on how to use the toolkit

    • Email/Letter Template

      A customizable email/letter to engage an individual who is considering participation

    • Flyer

      A 2-page flyer to promote PPMI and encourage individuals to learn more about participation

    • Newsletter Article

      A customizable article to submit to your local newspaper, senior center newsletter or church bulletin

  • Social Media

    Find sample posts and images to share on your personal social media account.

    • Social Media Posts

      Sample social media posts that can be shared on your personal account or organization account

    • Image for Facebook and Twitter
    • Image for Instagram Post
    • Image for Instagram Story
  • Education

    Use these resources to educate about PPMI and research participation.

    • Slide Deck

      A slide deck to present PPMI to potential volunteers at events


  • Winter 2022 Newsletter

    In this edition, read about recent scientific findings, PPMI online FAQs and meet other participants speeding a cure.

  • Summer 2019 Newsletter

    In this edition, read about initiatives coming out of PPMI's annual meeting and hear from a participant on her experience participating at the Cleveland Clinic site.

  • Interested in sharing your story?

    We are always looking to feature PPMI participants in our communications. If you're interested, email us today at

"I consider myself fortunate that I can participate and maybe be part of something that has a productive and positive outcome. As long as I can, I’m going to keep going."
Jerry Pollack PPMI Participant
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