Research Updates Posted on October 1, 2019October 16, 2019 by Phil FranchinaSuggest a Topic | Subscribe Digital Digest Articles Research Updates Research Updates In September, APDA announced funding for cutting-edge research projects for the 2019-2020 academic year totaling $1.7 million. These grants, along with others that were submitted, were reviewed earlier this year by APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The annual SAB meeting is also a time to hear updates on previously-funded research. David Standaert, MD, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, presented an update on his APDA-funded, pioneering work on the role of brain inflammation in the development and progression of PD. Joel S. Perlmutter, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, updated the SAB on his team’s APDA-funded research focusing on imaging biomarkers for PD. This critical research is only possible due to the generosity of APDA’s supporters. We are excited about the new research we are funding and the potential outcomes that may help people living with PD. Detailed information about APDA funding can be found on our website.