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clinical trials

Clinical trials are an important step in discovering the causes, treatments and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s. Before drugs can be approved to be used in a patient population they are rigorously reviewed through the mechanism of a clinical trial.

The Benefits of a Clinical Trial?

  • You may get a new treatment for a disease before it is available to everyone.
  • You play a more active role in your own health care.
  • Researchers may provide you with medical care and more frequent health check-ups as part of your treatment.
  • You may have the chance to help bring more effective treatment options to market
  • You may participate in the study that finds a cure
  • You may be able to get information about support groups and resources.
  • Meet other people with Parkinson’s that are on a similar journey, compare notes and develop new friendships with people who are walking the same path

For more information on how to participate in a clinical trials, visit these sites:


The following Michigan organizations are currently recruiting patients for clinical trials:

University of Michigan has a number of research studies in progress. You can register at their website https://udallpd.umich.edu/research/ For more information at U of M Health Research and University of Michigan Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research.

Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield is looking for participants in several Parkinson research studies. Contact them at 248-325-2452 or e-mail at movementdisorders@hfhs.org

QUEST Research Institute in Farmington Hills is offering several medical research studies for People with Parkinson’s disease. Call 248-957-8940 or visit www.Questri.com

Raymond B. Bauer Research Award 

Contact the MPF office for further information: Call 800-852-9781 or email director@parkinsonsmi.org.

Researchers in Michigan colleges, universities, and not-for-profit organizations who work with students and trainees are encouraged to apply for support of projects related to Parkinson's Disease. The aim of this program is to help support research and to foster the study of Parkinson's disease among individuals with career interests in neurological disorders. Applications using the guidelines below and inquiries are welcome.

Raymond B. Bauer, M.D., (1926 - 1988) was a professor in the Department of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and Founding President of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. The Raymond B. Bauer Research Fund is being supported by gifts made in memory of Dr. Bauer. This program is a tribute to his many outstanding work in helping others.

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