The Michael J. Fox Foundation Featured in Inaugural Issue of Clinical Researcher

Apr 28, 2014, 10:45 ET from The Michael J. Fox Foundation

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Founder Michael J. Fox; CEO Todd Sherer, PhD; and Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman Deborah W. Brooks of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) are featured on the cover of the inaugural issue of Clinical Researcher, the journal of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

The April 2014 cover story, authored by Sherer and other MJFF staff, is on engaging patient volunteers in clinical trials.

"Recruitment is one of the most costly and time-consuming aspects of testing compounds in humans. This, combined with the unique patient and research community constituents we work with, makes trial recruitment a prime opportunity for focus," the authors write. "Although the learnings, examples and outcomes provided here are all specific to MJFF's experience, many lessons are likely applicable to other organizations and diseases."

Learn more about MJFF clinical trial recruitment resources at

About The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
As the world's largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson's research, The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to accelerating a cure for Parkinson's disease and improved therapies for those living with the condition today. The Foundation pursues its goals through an aggressively funded, highly targeted research program coupled with active global engagement of scientists, Parkinson's patients, business leaders, clinical trial participants, donors and volunteers.  In addition to funding more than $450 million in research to date, the Foundation has fundamentally altered the trajectory of progress toward a cure. Operating at the hub of worldwide Parkinson's research, the Foundation forges groundbreaking collaborations with industry leaders, academic scientists and government research funders; increases the flow of participants into Parkinson's disease clinical trials with its online tool, Fox Trial Finder; promotes Parkinson's awareness through high-profile advocacy, events and outreach; and coordinates the grassroots involvement of thousands of Team Fox members around the world.

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