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Funding News - Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research

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NINDS invites new and renewal applications for the Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research program.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive movement disorder that affects the lives of at least one million people in the United States. Although significant research advances have been made, a clear cause and definitive cure for PD remain elusive. The NINDS Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease program was developed in honor of former Congressman Morris K. Udall of Utah. Udall Centers use a multidisciplinary research approach to explore the fundamental causes of PD as well as to improve the diagnosis and treatment of people with PD and related neurodegenerative disorders. While basic research serves as the foundation of discovery for the Udall Centers, this announcement encourages applications that translate basic and clinical research into improved treatments to slow disease progression and to identify cures.

Letters of Intent Due April 10, 2011

Applications Due May 10, 2011

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Beth-Anne Sieber, program director, Neurodegeneration Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-5680; email: sieberb@ninds.nih.gov. For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-11-004.html.