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Connections: Addressing gender disparities in Parkinson's disease research and treatment

We have a conversation about Parkinson’s disease – specifically, how women experience the disease differently from men. The Parkinson’s Foundation has created a new woman-focused agenda, which addresses gender disparities in research and treatment. 

This hour, we discuss women’s health priorities when it comes to Parkinson’s, and our guests help us understand the unique symptoms and challenges faced by female Parkinson’s patients. Our guests:

  • Dr. Ruth Schneider, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Dr. Michelle Burack, M.D., movement disorders specialist and advisory board member for the local chapter of the Parkinson's Foundation
  • Yvonne Hylton, Parkinson’s patient advocate
  • Megan Feeney, senior manager of community engagement at the Parkinson’s Foundation
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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