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Parkinson's Women

Ann Boylan, Susan Foster, and Darcy Blake, Bay Area attendees at the Parkinson's Disease Foundation Women and PD Conference Ann Boylan, Susan Foster, and Darcy Blake, Bay Area attendees at the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Women and PD Conference

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s Women & PD Conference in New Jersey hosted 25 women from all over the country. Susan Foster, Ann Boylan and I were the lucky attendees from the Bay Area.

Dr. Allison Willis, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania spoke on the topic “Women and PD: What Do We Know?” Dr. Willis, who has spent years creating and conducting studies based on Medicare data, explained that we are very short on clinical studies for PD that focus on women.

She showed us her work on gender differences in PD, supported primarily by the NIH NINDS (National Center for Research Resources and National Institutes of Health Roadmap for Medical Research.) With the aid of maps, graphs, and statistics, she explained facts and questions that…

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