MJFF Details Need for Diversity in Parkinson’s Research, Care

MJFF Details Need for Diversity in Parkinson’s Research, Care

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MJFF Details Need for Diversity in Parkinson’s Research, Care

Current understanding of Parkinson’s disease does not reflect patients from diverse socioeconomic or ethnic backgrounds, and they remain poorly represented in research, according to a position paper from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). “The current picture of PD [Parkinson’s disease] has been assembled from a relatively homogenous population, and data remain sparse or are non-existent on many traditionally underrepresented groups: Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous groups, LGBTQ+, and individuals of lower socioeconomic…

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