House Committee Approves $16 million for Defense Parkinson's Research

The House Appropriations Committee has adopted the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Defense Appropriations bill, which includes $16 million for the Department of Defense Parkinson’s research program.  The $16 million meets PAN’s funding request and is level with funding provided for FY 2013 before sequestration.  Each year, PAN works to secure funding for this national, peer-reviewed grant program that examines how to protect our military from toxic substances, head injury, and other possible contributors to Parkinson’s disease.  In addition to helping protect our soldiers, research breakthroughs in prevention, detection, and treatment are immediately applied to the broader Parkinson’s disease community.  It is the only Parkinson’s-specific grant program in the federal government.  Learn more.

The full House of Representatives will likely vote on the Defense Appropriations bill in the coming weeks, and the Senate may begin work on their version of the Defense bill soon.  PAN will continue to reach out to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to help ensure that this critical Parkinson’s research program receives full funding for FY 2014.


Date originally posted: June 13, 2013.