“Speak your mind – ESPECIALLY if your voice shakes.”
~ Jackie Hunt Christensen, Minnesota State Director and person living with PD
Assistant State Directors
Parkinson’s Disease-Related Federal Funding in Minnesota
Park Nicollet Institute
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Total NIH Parkinson’s-related funding $3,634,359 for FY 2013
Department of Veterans Affairs Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECC) and Consortium Sites
Minneapolis VA Medical Center, 5th Congressional District
PAN Advocates in the Media
Jackie Christensen op-ed
Budget cuts, whatever they're called, still hurt
Parkinson’s Disease Resources in Minnesota
American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Information and Referral Center of Minnesota
John Nasseff Medical Building
United Hospital MS 63201
333 N. Smith Ave
St. Paul, MN.55102
Contact: Joan M.Brandl RN
Email: [email protected]
This APDA center supplies educational materials and information about APDA-affiliated support groups around Minnesota, speakers, and training for support group leaders.
NPFM raises funds and awareness for Parkinson’s-friendly events, support services and resources. It also sponsors a conference every two years to raise awareness and promote advocacy among people living with PD and their families, Parkinson’s researchers and health professionals in Minnesota.
Movement Disorder Centers
A movement disorder specialist is a neurologist who has received special training in Parkinson’s disease and other conditions related to movement. (A neurologist is a physician who has studied the brain and central nervous system. He or she could see patients with a variety of other neurological conditions, such as epilepsy, stroke or spinal cord injuries.) A movement disorder center is a clinic that is devoted to PD and other forms of parkinsonism, dystonia, ataxia and other movement disorders. In addition to providing clinical care, these centers might conduct research and/or offer support services.
- Capistrant Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at Bethesda Hospital (St. Paul)
- Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
- Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at University of Minnesota, Fairview (Minneapolis)
- Struthers Parkinson’s Center (Golden Valley)
Minnesota PAN Advocates in Action
State Director Jackie Hunt Christensen received the 2006 “Millie Kondracke Award for Outstanding Advocacy” at PAN’s annual Udall Dinner.
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