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.
Join the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) in our efforts to secure at least $16 million in funding for a critical Parkinson's research program at the Department of Defense (DoD) in Fiscal Year 2015! Learn more.
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have begun work on their respective Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 appropriations bills. Most of the drama typically associated with appropriations season is absent this year because top-line spending limits have already been set by the budget agreement passed by Congress in December 2013. Committee leaders have given direction to the subcommittees to start drafting the 12 annual appropriations bills in the form of 302(b) allocations, which provide guidance for how federal spending should be distributed among various agencies and departments. Learn more.
The Alliance for Connected Care held two Hill briefings this week to announce the release of a new literature review titled, The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management. The literature review looked at published literature on telemedicine management of three chronic diseases: congestive heart failure, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Learn more.