NIH News Release
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 24, 1999

Contact: Paul Girolami
NINDS Media Office
(301) 496-5751

NINDS to Announce New Parkinson's Research Centers of Excellence

Tuesday, September 28, 1999
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216

Sites of Federally-funded specialized research Centers of Excellence into Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders will be announced at a hearing hosted by Sen. Arlen Specter, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. These sites are in addition to the three Centers currently funded in response to the Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Research and Education Act of 1997.

The following witnesses will testify:

Gerald D. Fischbach, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health

Michael J. Fox
Actor

Joan Samuelson
President, Parkinson's Action Network

J. William Langston, M.D.
President, The Parkinson's Institute

James Cordy
Patient/Advocate