Department of Defense
PAN strongly supports the Department of Defense (DoD) Parkinson’s research program.
The DoD Parkinson’s research program identifies and funds research projects that strive to understand how Parkinson’s disease develops and discover new ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat the disease. Thanks to advocacy by the Parkinson’s community since 1997, the program has funded over $350 million of Parkinson’s research.
Research funded through this program provides the Parkinson’s community with information on how to combat the second most prevalent neurological disorder in the United States. Learn more.
PAN supports $16 million for the program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
In July 2013, the House of Representatives provided $16 million for the program. The Senate has not finalized the Defense funding bill, but Senate Appropriators did make medical research a priority in a draft bill. Learn more.
Voice Your Support for Parkinson’s Research
You can help secure funds for Parkinson’s research by contacting your Members of Congress. Take action on this issue!
Download a fact sheet on the DoD Parkinson’s program.