The World Parkinson Coalition® (WPC) announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors. Drawing on their many years of experience in the Parkinson’s field as movement disorder specialists, researchers, and advocates. Dr. Malu G. Tansey from University of Florida College of Medicine joined the WPC Board as of January 2020 along with Dr. Raj Pahwa from University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Ryosuke Takahashi from Kyoto University, Dr. Alice Nieuwboer from University of Leuven, and Dr. Linda Olson, Professor Emerita from University of California at San Diego.
“The WPC is such a special experience for the Parkinson’s community and in particular for junior researchers. I have encouraged the junior scientists in my lab to attend the WPC every chance they get. The impacts for scientists to meet and hear directly from people living with PD are profound and I am honored to be a member of an organization that has really moved the needle on patient engagement and connecting community members,” said Tansey.Learn more about University of Florida Researcher Among Directors of World Parkinson Coalition.