(WASHINGTON, August 22, 2014) – Ronald H. Galowich, chair, and the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) Board of Directors announce that Ted Thompson has been selected as its next chief executive officer. He will start on September 8, 2014. Learn more.
On August 15, 2014, PAN joined 38 national organizations representing all ages and disabilities in supporting the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4683) and the Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2014 (H.R. 4892). Both bills, led by Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI), reauthorize the Lifespan Respite Care Program for $15 million a year for five years. Learn more.
Deloitte published a new whitepaper predicting that 100 million eVisits will happen globally in 2014 and that eVisits could save $5 billion in health care costs compared to regular doctor visits. Learn more.
California Assistant State Director David Higgins, Ph.D., has been named as a patient advocate member of the Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee (ICOC), the governing board of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). David will replace Joan Samuelson, PAN’s founder, as the Parkinson’s patient advocate on the board. Learn more.
On July 29, 2014, the House Ways and Means Committee held a markup of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (H.R. 647) to help advance the legislation for a possible vote in September. Learn more.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from experts at Nonprofit VOTE on how you can educate voters in your community and engage with candidates on important Parkinson's issues – all while remaining nonpartisan. Learn more.
Last week, Story Landis, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced her retirement. NINDS deputy director, Walter Koroshetz, M.D., will serve as Acting Director following Dr. Landis’ departure and while a national search is conducted for her replacement. Learn more.