Research and clinical trials

Research and clinical trials

Nationally, APDA is committed to scientific research and has been a funding partner in most major Parkinson’s disease scientific breakthroughs, investing more than $47 million in research since 1961. Our Wisconsin chapter is proud to support these vital efforts. Learn more

Wisconsin based scientists and researchers are also working hard to unravel the mysteries of PD. Learn more about some of these efforts below.

University of Wisconsin Preclinical Parkinson’s Research Program

The goal of this team is to understand and find solutions for PD. What they learn from their PD research will also help patients with other neurodegenerative disorders. They chose PD as a research platform because of how many people are affected by PD and because, although it is a complex disease, they can model different aspects of PD. They strive to identify neglected issues, discover gaps in knowledge and collaborate with other groups to accelerate the process of bridging findings into the clinic. Learn more

Researchers trace Parkinson’s damage in the heart published by University of Wisconsin, July 13, 2018

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

Supports scientific research within the UW–Madison community by providing financial support, actively managing assets, and moving innovations to the marketplace for a financial return and global impact

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Clinical Trials

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are members of the Parkinson Study Group and the Huntington Study Group, both funded by the National Institutes of Health. They also participate in other clinical trials and surgical trials concerning Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Learn more.

The Waisman Center

Established in 1973, the Waisman Center is the focal point at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for biomedical, behavioral and social science research in human development, developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative disease. This includes Parkinson’s disease.

Medical Advances In Huntington’s And Parkinson’s Disease

Wisconsin Public Radio program with Larry Meiller, where you can get an update on research that may help those suffering with Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease from the Dr. Kathleen Shannon, Chair of the UW-Heath Neurology Department. Listen online 

Be sure to also check out APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert’s interview on Wisconsin Public Radio.

U.S. National Library of Medicine Clinical Trials

Clinical trials for Parkinson’s

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