A Closer Look

ALERT: House Committee Approves $16 million for DoD Parkinson's research

The House Appropriations Committee has advanced legislation recommending full funding for the Department of Defense Parkinson's Research program! Learn more.

Meet PAN Advocate David Higgins

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.

PAN Submits Comments on FSMB State Compact on Licensure

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.

Thank You! Over 500 Parkinson's Comments Submitted to SSA

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.

PAN CEO Named to FasterCures Advisory Council

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.

Bill to Fund DoD Parkinson's Research Moving Forward in House

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.

PAN CEO Pens Editorial on Telehealth

Amy Comstock Rick, CEO of PAN, wrote an editorial for Health Affairs Blog about reducing policy barriers to telehealth for people with Parkinson’s. Learn more.

Congressional Committee Launches 21st Century Cures Initiative

PAN is closely following the progress of a new initiative by the House Energy and Commerce Committee called 21st Century Cures. Learn more.

PAN Supporter, Feinstein Institute, Profiled in New York Times

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.

Ask Your Candidate! Initiative Releases Toolkit, Organizes Day of Action

A toolkit and action alert for Ask Your Candidate!, an initiative of Research!America and various partners including PAN, are now available online. Learn more.