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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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Atlanta

Atlanta, GA 30322, US
Emory University
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Baltimore

Baltimore, MD 21287, US
Johns Hopkins University
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Birmingham

Birmingham, AL 35233, US
University Alabama Birmingham
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Boca Raton

Boca Raton, FL 33486, US
PD and Movement Disorders of Boca Raton
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Boston

Boston, MA 02118, US
Boston University Medical Center
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Chicago

Chicago, IL 60611, US
Northwestern University
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Cleveland

Cleveland, OH 44195, US
Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Houston

Houston, TX 77030, US
Baylor College of Medicine
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- La Jolla

La Jolla, CA 92093, US
University of California, San Diego - La Jolla
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- New Haven

New Haven, CT 15261, US
Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 19104, US
University of Pennsylvania
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Portland

Portland, OR 97239, US
Oregon Health and Science University - Portland
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Rochester

Rochester, NY 14618, US
University of Rochester
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Seattle

Seattle, WA 98195, US
The University of Washington/Puget Sound Health Care System
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Sun City

Sun City, AZ 85351, US
Banner Sun Health Research Institute
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale, CA 94085, US
The Parkinson's Institute
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Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative- Tampa

Tampa, FL 33620, US
Unviersity of South Florida