Parkinson’s Research that matters TODAY

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For the past 15 years, the Davis Phinney Foundation has invested in quality-of-life research, funding innovative projects and studies that prioritize outcomes with the potential to impact people living with Parkinson’s today.  

Through this work, we have had the opportunity to support and collaborate with researchers from respected institutions across the country who are deeply committed to the Parkinson’s community. With leadership from our Science Advisory Board, we set priorities and seek out researchers who want to make a difference in people’s lives right now. 

We recently sat down with four women who have led or are currently leading recently funded projects in our research program. In each of the video interviews below, you can learn more about these projects, their potential to impact the Parkinson’s community, and the vision these researchers have for their work in the future. 

You can support research like this! Learn more about our quality-of-life research program and consider making a gift as part of our annual research fund campaign, happening now through the end of April. 

Altering Parkinson’s Disease Progression Through a Community-Based Peddling Program

Dr. Anson Rosenfeldt provides an overview of the project Altering Parkinson’s Disease Progression Through a Community-Based Peddling Program funded through the Davis Phinney Foundation’s Quality of Life Research Fund. Learn more about this project here.

Removing Barriers to Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Women with Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Michelle Fullard provides an overview of the project Removing Barriers to Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Women with Parkinson’s Disease funded through the Davis Phinney Foundation’s Quality of Life Research Fund. Learn more about this project here.

Exercise in Advanced Parkinson’s with Deep Brain Stimulation

Dr. Sana Aslam provides an overview of the project Exercise in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease with Deep Brain Stimulation funded through the Davis Phinney Foundation’s Quality of Life Research Fund. Learn more about this project here.

“SMART” Cycling for Parkinson’s

Dr. Angela Ridgel provides an overview of the project Speed Manipulated Adaptive Rehabilitation Therapy (SMART) for Parkinson’s Disease funded through the Davis Phinney Foundation’s Quality of Life Research Fund. Learn more about this project here.

Get involved in our research program

Guided by our Science Advisory Board, the Davis Phinney Foundation has supported more than 30 research studies focused on exercise, nutrition, gait, speech, telemedicine, alternative therapies, and other interventions that affect quality of life. Many of these studies have progressed to late-stage clinical research. Others have gone on to receive NIH and PCORI funding, while others have become therapies that are being used today by people living with Parkinson’s. You can play an essential role in this research by supporting our Quality of Life Research Fund. Click here to learn more about how your contributions help our Science Advisory Board say “yes” to more promising research projects that change people’s lives. 

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