Yale School of Medicine been designated as one of four Parkinson’s Foundation Research Centers, the foundation announced July 30. The Parkinson’s Foundation awarded each center $2 million over five years “to drive innovative research developments and advance Parkinson’s disease (PD) research towards a cure.”
The Yale School of Medicine was one of 66 institutions to apply for the designation in 2019. The other newly designated centers are Columbia University Irving Medical Center, University of Florida in collaboration with Emory University, and the University of Michigan in collaboration with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Grant recipients were chosen based on the novelty of their research, their ability to address unmet needs in PD research, the synergy of their team members, and the programs’ potential to drive innovative change.
“These recipients represent the very best and brightest and we look forward to their major innovations in PD research and care,” said John L. Lehr, chief executive officer and president of the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Principal investigators for the center are Sreeganga Chandra, Shawn Ferguson and Pietro De Camilli.