January 2012 Monthly Message

PAN Advocacy For Translational Research: An Increased Focus for NIH
Getting the federal government to change its ways happens rarely, and can be a daunting prospect.  Over the past four years, PAN led the charge for change in funding and overseeing translational research at NIH, resulting in a new $575 million institute.  The story of multi-layered, many-pronged advocacy is here.   Read more...

Gearing up for 2012 Advocacy
PAN's Director of Government Relations, Becca O'Connor, talks about what the Parkinson's community can expect in the coming year from a policy perspective.  Read more...

Save the Date: 2012 Udall Awards Dinner
The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy is special program guest.  Click here to learn more, or buy tickets!

Watch PAN's Webcast – "Why the FDA Matters to People with Parkinson's"
On December 12, 2011, the Parkinson's Action Network hosted an educational webcast about the Food and Drug Administration, and why its work is important to the Parkinson's community.  Click here to watch!

Parkinson's in the Media
A round-up of some recent news articles of interest to the Parkinson's community.  Click here.