UF Health named Parkinson’s Research Center of Excellence

UF Health has been named one of four Parkinson’s Foundation Research Centers of Excellence.

The $2 million award ($500,000 per year for four years) will provide funding to help researchers at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health and Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida jumpstart pilot projects and form new collaborations.

“This support from the Parkinson’s Foundation will help us make a significant contribution to our understanding of Parkinson’s disease,” said Malú G. Tansey, PhD, director of UF’s Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and principal investigator of the new Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center award at the Fixel Institute. “We are thrilled they have chosen the University of Florida to help shape the future for people with Parkinson’s disease with new discoveries and better therapies.”