Welcome to the APDA Alabama Chapter

About the APDA Alabama Chapter

The APDA Alabama Chapter works tirelessly every day to support and empower those in our community who are impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD). We promote hope and optimism through innovative services, programs, education, and support, while also funding vital research. We are here to help you and your loved ones every step of the way.

Services we provide:

  • Educational programs and resources
  • Support groups
  • Exercise and wellness classes
  • Information and referrals
  • Financial support programs
  • and much more

Information & Referral Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral Center, located at University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Neurology, provides educational and emotional support to Parkinson disease patients and their families. Established in 1978, the Center serves as a resource for those with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones as well as healthcare providers.

Services provided by the APDA Information and Referral Center include:

  • A telephone helpline (205-934-9100)
  • Publications
  • A resource referral network
  • Assistance locating or establishing support groups
  • Educational presentations for support groups
  • Counseling and guidance
  • Support and training for healthcare professionals
  • Collaboration with other community stakeholders to raise awareness for Parkinson disease

Location Information

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1720 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Laura Lieb, BSN, MPH, Coordinator
205-934-9100
llieb@uab.edu
www.uab.edu/PDIRC
David Standaert, MD, PhD, Medical Director

Center for Advanced Research

APDA Center for Advanced Parkinson Disease Research at University of Alabama at Birmingham

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University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine

David G. Standaert, MD, PhD, Director

APDA funding supports:

  • Inflammation in PD
  • 5,054 patient visits per year
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program
  • 24 peer-reviewed manuscripts

Help our community

Make an impact to help people with Parkinson’s in your local community. Your ongoing support makes our work possible. Please give what you can so that we may see a cure for Parkinson’s in our lifetimes.