Parkinson’s research: Summer Student Fellowships announced

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) and the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) are collaborating on awarding Summer Student Fellowships to support research in the quest to treat and possibly end Parkinson’s disease.

PDF and APDA will be investing $60,000 toward the fellowships. Eligible undergraduate and medical students will receive $4,000 in funding for Parkinson’s research projects that will be conducted over a 10o-week period in 2016.

“All too often, young talented researchers—those who represent the future of our field—face challenges when beginning careers in science. We are committed to cultivating their early interest and commitment, and welcoming them to the fight against Parkinson’s,” says Robin Anthony Elliott, PDF president.

The PDF/APDA collaboration also expands the program. Additional funding will be available for qualified students to present their findings to the scientific community at select conferences.

“This innovative partnership supports our mutual focus to inspire and invest in young scientists at a critical time in their educational and professional careers. APDA is delighted to combine efforts with PDF to ensure talented medical students are provided with important seed funding that could lead to a long-term commitment to Parkinson’s research,” say APDA President/CEO Leslie Chambers.

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