Tag Archive | "PD in the News"

Check out the PPMI ‘Smell & Your Brain’ infographic

The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has designed and released a "Smell and Your Brain" Infographic to bolster recruitment for the PPMI hyposmia arm. MJFF posted the infographic on facebook and other social media outlets, and the infographic was picked up by hundreds of local online news outlets, including the LA Times.

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First study results featured in USA Today, Time, & Medscape

The first major study results from PPMI were recently highlighted in several national news outlets. USA Today, Time, and Medscape featured the study, which was published in the journal JAMA Neurology. Researchers sought to evaluate the baseline characteristics and relationship to clinical features of CSF biomarkers in de novo PD subjects and healthy controls enrolled in PPMI.

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PPMI Site OHSU featured in local media for Prodromal Cohort

Recruitment of hyposmic subjects in PPMI at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon was the focus of multiple online news articles . The Lund Report, KGW.com, Oregon Health & Science University News, KEX Portland,and The Columbian reported on PPMI efforts to identify individuals with a reduced sense of smell for enrollment in the prodromal cohort.

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MJFF CEO discusses PPMI in guest post on Forbes.com

Todd Sherer, PhD, the Chief Executive Officer of The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, wrote a guest blog post for Forbes.com to highlight the importance of scientific collaboration on the path to finding better disease treatments. In the post, Sherer describes the collaborative structure of PPMI and the ability to access real-time data from the study.

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Smell Identification Test in PPMI subject of podcast on UAB blog

Yesterday, PPMI Site PI David Standaert was featured on a podcast discussing PPMI and the recruitment of hyposmic subjects into the prodromal cohort using the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT). The podcast was a feature on The Mix at UAB, a news blog from the University of Alabama at Birmingham's research department.

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SciBX report on MJFF’s progress in biomarkers features PPMI

Last week, the Science-Business eXchange (SciBX) published an article on the availability of data and biospecimens from several studies sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), including PPMI. The article also focuses on the preliminary findings in CSF proteins in PPMI, as well as the potential for overlap with Alzheimer's disease.

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Smell Identification Test in PPMI featured in Alabama news blog

Dr. David Standaert, PPMI Site PI at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), was featured on local Alabama news blog AL.com discussing the recruitment of hyposmic subjects in the new Prodromal Cohort of PPMI.

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PPMI Site PI and study participant featured on ABC News in Philadelphia

Dr. Matthew Stern, Site PI at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and Robert Sims, a PPMI participant, were featured on ABC News HealthCheck discussing the importance of the study. The story also called for volunteers to participate in the prodromal cohort of the study.

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PPMI focus on Hyposmia profiled in two Connecticut newspapers

Earlier this month, two Connecticut newspapers - the New Haven Register and ctpost.com - reported on PPMI efforts to identify individuals with a reduced sense of smell for enrollment in the prodromal cohort. The New Haven Register also features a video of Dr. David Russell, Associate Clinical Research Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders, describing the Smell Identification Test (UPSIT).

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Dr. David Russell talks PPMI on Fox CT’s “Morning Extra”

Dave Russell, Associate Clinical Research Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders in New Haven, Connecticut, appeared on Fox CT?S ?Morning Extra? news show on June 27th to discuss PPMI. Dr. Russell discussed the recruitment of hyposmic individuals into the newly launched Prodromal Cohort.

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