Archive | February, 2011

PPMI at AD/PD Conference in Barcelona, Spain

Ken Marek, MD, will present on PPMI at the AD/PD 2011 International Conference during the Imaging Satellite Symposium, in a session focused on imaging in disease progression.

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Husband of PD patient participates in PPMI as part of their fight against PD

WKYC talks with Karen and Mark Jaffe about their involvement with PPMI and how they are supporting PD research through MJFF.

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Study assesses predictive value of ?-Synuclein in PD (Lancet)

A study published in the Lancet found a high positive predictive value of CSF ?-synuclein concentrations in patients presenting with synucleinopathy-type parkinsonism. The study was authored in part by Dr. Brit Mollenhauer, PPMI PI at Paracelsus-Elena Klinik.

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New risk loci identified in PD genetics paper (Lancet)

A research consortium led by geneticist (and MJFF ESAB member) Andy Singleton published a new paper on PD genetics in the Lancet scientific journal.

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PPMI at Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting

Dr. Chris Coffey, PPMI Steering Committee member and PI of the Statistics Core, will be presenting on PPMI at the Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting in May.

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USF in spotlight for work with PPMI

Dr. Robert Hauser, the PI at USF, was recently interviewed by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and WTSP Channel 10 News about his work with PPMI.

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PPMI patient at IND featured on WTNH News 8

Connecticut TV WTNH News 8 profiles Dr. David Russell, one of IND's PPMI Investigators, and a PPMI patient, Paul Fisher. They discuss the unique aspects of PPMI and Parkinson's.

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PPMI Clinical Site Recruitment Update

With all of the original 14 US Clinical Sites activated to recruit for PPMI, 3 more new PPMI sites on the way, and 38 subjects already enrolled in the study, PPMI is off to a great start. The steady flow of inquiries, media, and new outreach efforts to physicians will help PPMI continue to be successful in the recruitment for the study.

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