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Dr. Lee Awarded Research Grant by the American Parkinson Disease Association

HHP faculty Dr. Beom-Chan Lee has been awarded a research grant by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) for his project titled, "Validation of smartphone-based sensory augmentation technology for home-based balance training of people with Parkinson's disease". The APDA awards this grant to investigators affiliated with and performing Parkinson's disease research at major academic institutions across the United States.

Beom-Chan Lee
Dr. Beom-Chan Lee

Dr. Lee's research will assess the impact on long-term rehabilitative training for people with Parkinson Disease who receive in-home balance exercises with assistive guidance via a smartphone-based biofeedback system and will further investigate the carry-over effects of improved postural control to confidence in daily activities and less fear of falling.

The American Parkinson Disease Association announced research awards totalling $1.6 million for the 2016-2017 funding cycle, including the George C. Cotzias Fellowship, three post doctoral fellowships, seven research grants and eight APDA Centers of Advanced Research. Leslie A. Chambers, President & CEO of APDA stated that, “The main focus of APDA’s research program is to fund the best scientists with the brightest ideas to help solve the mystery of Parkinson Disease. These researchers all exemplify this profile and we are extremely pleased to be able to fund this range of important work."

About the American Parkinson Disease Association

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) was founded in 1961 with the dual purpose to Ease the Burden - Find the Cure for Parkinson’s disease.


As the country’s largest Parkinson’s grassroots organization, APDA aims to Ease the Burden for the more than one million Americans with Parkinson’s disease and their families through a nationwide network of Chapters, Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, and support groups. APDA pursues its efforts to Find the Cure by funding Centers for Advanced Research and awarding grants to fund the most promising research toward discovering the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Visit the American Parkinson Disease Association website