The Parkinson’s Community: Science & Advocacy Working Together Toward a Cure
In February, the Parkinson’s Action Network hosted its inaugural Postdoctoral Investigator Poster Session in Washington, DC, at which 17 researchers presented their work in the field of Parkinson’s research. After the poster session, these researchers stayed in Washington for PAN’s Leadership Forum where they listened to panel discussions on Parkinson’s-related issues, and joined grassroots advocates from their state in meetings with Members of Congress. Great feedback from advocates was heard that bringing researchers and advocates together strengthened PAN’s unified voice — particularly the message that federal funding for Parkinson’s research is critical to finding a cure. UF Post doctoral fellow departments of APK and SLHS), Elizabeth Stegemoller is featured as one of the post doctoral invitees.