Comments Submitted to Senate Special Committee on Aging

PAN has submitted comments to the Senate Special Committee on Aging on the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Parkinson’s disease. The committee held a hearing last week to discuss the topic.

The comments submitted highlight the Department of Defense Parkinson’s research program and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke approved list of 31 priorities, which include finding the underlying causes of Parkinson’s disease, such as TBI. PAN also called for increased federal funding for medical research to work toward better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

To read the comments, click here.


Date originally posted: July 3, 2014.