Centers for Advanced Research: Spotlight on Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

APDA Centers for Advanced Research: Spotlight on Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Your support helps APDA fund eight Centers for Advanced Research across the United States, where some of the best scientists in the field are conducting cutting-edge investigations that are helping us understand what causes PD and how best to treat it, and ultimately getting us closer to a cure.

One of these centers is at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. The funding of this Center supports a large research program, which includes: basic, translational and clinical research, as well as outreach for building a community of patient-partners and the education and training of the next generation of scientists and clinicians dedicated to solving PD. Dr. Clemens R. Scherzer, MD, directs a team that is:

  • Studying genetic mutations that cause PD
  • Running a biomarker discovery program
  • Utilizing stem cells and big data analytics for a drug discovery program
  • Seeing approximately 2,200 patients each year