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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.