Australian Parkinson's Research Receives $30 Million in Federal Government Funding
The Australian Parkinson’s Mission, an innovative program combining clinical trials with genomics research for people with Parkinson’s, has received $30 million in Federal Government funding, the most significant investment in Australian Parkinson’s research.
The funding, announced today by Federal Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, will enable the Australian Parkinson’s Mission to identify desperately needed disease modifying drugs with the potential to slow the progression of Parkinson’s.
“We’re thrilled to announce $30 million over five years in funding from the Medical Research Future Fund. The Australian Parkinson’s Mission aligns with many of the priorities of the Medical Research Futures Fund which includes addressing areas of unmet need, genomics and developing new treatments from drug repurposing,” says The Hon. Greg Hunt, MP.
The Australian Parkinson’s Mission is an Australian-led international collaboration between Shake It Up Australia Foundation, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (UK), Michael J. Fox Foundation (USA) and Parkinson’s Australia.