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Gordon Beckham's for NPF

White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham joined members of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Parkinson's disease support group during their exercise class on Tuesday. Beckham was at Northwestern Memorial to announce the second year of his Out of the Park for Parkinson's campaign. For every homerun Beckham hits this season, a donation will be made to the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) to fund research, education and outreach programs to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's. Northwestern Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center is the only NPF Center of Excellence in Illinois. The Center provides innovative, multidisciplinary care, while also conducting research to extend knowledge and treatment of movement disorders. There's also an emphasis on providing education and support for patients, families, caregivers, healthcare providers and the community.



  • Nov 19, 2009 - Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center Fall 2009 Newsletter

    Jul 1, 2009 - Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center Spring 2009 Newsletter

    Jun 29, 2009 - The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) and the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) are proud to announce the 2nd Clinical Research Learning Institute (CRLI).

    The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is now accepting applications for 2009 Clinical Research Learning Institute (CRLI) to be held October 15th through October 17th. This multi-day training provides people with Parkinson's disease with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective representatives and advocates throughout the clinical research process. The program prepares graduates for such activities as: educating the community about the importance of clinical research and study participation; serving as representatives on Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and Data Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs); and providing research sponsors and investigators with input on trial design, implementation and evaluation.

    This year's CRLI will be held at the Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center in Florham Park , NJ and is free of charge, with PDF also assuming the costs for participant travel and accommodations.

    An application can be downloaded from the PDF website at Or, interested parties can contact Nicole Rabin at or (800) 457-6676, ext. #7641 for an application. The deadline for applying is July 17, 2009.

    You will find more information about the Clinical Research Learning Institute at