In 2014, Parkinson Society British Columbia's year-to-date contributions to the National Research Program helped support 29 new grants, fellowships and student awards.
Included in the awards are eight BC research projects:
- Dr. Mark Carpenter: Balance and the brain
- Paul Cocker: Grappling with gambling: the receptor that could hold the key.
- Naila Kuhlmann: How one Parkinson's gene can change the shape and function of brain cells.
- Professor Alex MacKay: Measuring the brain's white matter and how it affects thinking in Parkinson's disease.
- Matthew Sacheli: Prescribing exercise as a treatment for Parkinson's disease.
- Kim Jameson: End-of-life care planning: removing the onus from the patient.
- Dr. Mattia Volta: Knocking out a protein to protect against Parkinson's disease.
- Dr. Daryl Wile: Mapping the brain to find an early diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease.