Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Multiple Sites

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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Multiple Sites


Eligibility Requirements:

PPMI is looking for individuals over the age of 60 who do not have Parkinson’s disease to take a brief online survey about their sense of smell: www.michaeljfox.org/takethesmellsurvey. You may also contact 1-877-525-PPMI or visit www.michaeljfox.org/ppmi for more information.

About the Study:

This study will be conducted at 32 PPMI sites worldwide, and is currently seeking volunteers over the age of 60 who do not have Parkinson’s disease (PD) to participate. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is the sponsor and a co-funder of PPMI, a $60 million study. In addition to funds committed to PPMI, MJFF has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation to fund additional analysis of data from PPMI and its Alzheimer’s counterpart, ADNI.

PPMI aims to identify biomarkers of PD, even those that may be detected before the onset of motor symptoms. Identifying these early biomarkers, or risk factors, could ultimately help doctors diagnose and treat the disease earlier. Loss of sense of smell, for example, is a common but little-noticed symptom that may occur years before the onset of motor symptoms or a PD diagnosis.

Purpose:

You may already know that Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease and is joined in this category by other diseases such as Parkinson’s. Today, researchers are finding that these conditions share some of the same underlying biology. That’s why we are excited to share with you the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a trial that is focused on Parkinson’s, but is directly contributing to understanding all neurodegenerative disorders, especially Alzheimer’s disease.

What is Involved:

To get started, interested volunteers should take the PPMI smell survey at www.michaeljfox.org/takethesmellsurvey to find out if they may be eligible to participate. Because PPMI is an observational study, participants do not take any experimental drug or placebo, but agree to contribute data and samples (including DATScan, blood, and more) for up to five years. Learn more about what’s involved in PPMI by visiting www.michaeljfox.org/ppmi.
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United States

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
Emory University

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD 21287, United States
Johns Hopkins University

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, AL 35233, United States
University Alabama Birmingham

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton, FL 33486, United States
PD and Movement Disorders of Boca Raton

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Boston, MA

Boston, MA 02118, United States
Boston University Medical Center

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Northwestern University

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH 44195, United States
Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Houston, TX

Houston, TX 77030, United States
Baylor College of Medicine

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - La Jolla, CA

La Jolla, CA 92093, United States
University of California, San Diego - La Jolla

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT 15261, United States
Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
University of Pennsylvania

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Portland, OR

Portland, OR 97239, United States
Oregon Health and Science University - Portland

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY 14618, United States
University of Rochester

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA 98195, United States
The University of Washington/Puget Sound Health Care System

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Sun City, AZ

Sun City, AZ 85351, United States
Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale, CA 94085, United States
The Parkinson's Institute

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative - Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL 33620, United States
Unviersity of South Florida