David Higgins’ personal and professional experiences drove him to start advocating for the Parkinson’s community nationally, but he says the Parkinson’s Action Network’s resources and training has helped him and others in California increase their visibility on state policy issues as well. Learn more.
On June 2, PAN submitted comments to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) about their draft Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The Compact would outline how to streamline the licensing process for physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. Learn more.
PAN wants to thank the hundreds of you who took a moment to share your comments with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Your comments will be critical to the implementation of proposed rules used to evaluate whether people with Parkinson's and other neurological disorders qualify for disability. Learn more.
Amy Comstock Rick, CEO of PAN, has been named to FasterCures’ Benefit-Risk Advisory Council. FasterCures is a center of the Milken Institute with the goal of speeding up and improving the medical research system. Learn more.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense is taking up legislation this week that includes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) Parkinson’s research program. The DoD Parkinson’s research program funds grants that go to researchers across the country to support initiatives that not only benefit our military and the nearly 80,000 veterans with Parkinson's disease, but also provide the broader Parkinson's community with information on how to better treat and prevent Parkinson's. Learn more.
Kevin Tracey, M.D., president and CEO of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, was profiled in a New York Times article on May 23 on his ground-breaking research making the connection between the nervous and immune systems. Learn more.