Fellowship Award to Train Next Generation of Parkinson's Disease Specialists
April 21, 2016
The University of Pennsylvania Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center has been chosen to host the 2017-2019 Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, in collaboration with its longtime supporter and partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation. The Safra Fellowship program supports training to expand the number of movement disorder specialists treating and researching Parkinson’s disease.
Research opportunities for the new fellow at Penn will include bench-based research on alpha-synuclein pathology (alpha-synuclein is a protein that experts know plays a role in the development of Parkinson's disease), Parkinson’s disease biomarker discovery, experimental neurotherapeutic clinical trials and health outcomes research. With the mentorship of a large and diverse faculty including Drs. Matthew Stern, Virginia Lee, John Trojanowski, Murray Grossman and Daniel Weintraub, among many others, the fellow will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program.
Read the Department of Communications news announcement.