Thursday, February 9, 2017

Martha goes to Washington


As an advocate for those living with Parkinson’s disease, Martha recently had the opportunity to serve as a consumer reviewer to evaluate research applications submitted to the Parkinson’s Research Program (PRP) sponsored by the Department Defense. She was nominated by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation in NYC. As a consumer reviewer, Martha was a full voting member, along with prominent scientists, at meetings to help determine how the $16 million appropriated by Congress for Fiscal Year FY16 will be spent on future research to address Parkinson’s disease.

Consumer reviewers represent the collective view of patients, caregivers, and family members as we evaluate the strategy of each application. As a consumer reviewer, Martha advocated for Parkinson's patients in a room full of scientist's who welcomed her input.

You can get more information on the PRP, including how to serve as a consumer reviewer, on the CDMRP website:
http://cdmrp.army.mil

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