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

Apr 26, 2019

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