It is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive. The cause is unknown and there is no cure.
Ryan Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., instructor and Schumann Fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Neurology, is one of 14 grant recipients nationwide.
The funding is designed to help researchers understand the causes of Parkinson’s and to find a cure for the disease.
The awards, totaling $1.2 million, will support the work of leading scientists studying this disease.
“The work of this year’s grantees is replete with original ideas for improving our understanding of Parkinson’s disease at the most basic levels, and finding new approaches to treating it,” said Stanley Fahn, M.D., research director for PDF.
Some of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are: