National Parkinson Foundation and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation complete merger!


Author: Almaz Ohene

Published: 4 August 2016

Two of the biggest Parkinson’s organisations in the US, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF), have completed their merger. They will now operate as a new organisation called the Parkinson’s Foundation with offices in New York City and Miami.

Dr Michael Okun, co-administrator, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration and NPF board member, said: “This merger will join two giants in the field, expanding the centre of excellence network, and enhancing the potential ability to fund more research in Parkinson’s disease.

“The NPF and PDF have both been premier organisations with amazing services for patients and families with Parkinson’s disease.  The merger will synergise efforts and hopefully bring increased services to the community.”


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