Top Key Findings of the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project [transcript] [audio]

Guests: Dr. Peter N. Schmidt, Ph.D and John Lehr

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio:

John L. Lehr, Chief Executive Officer

John L. Lehr brings to the Parkinson’s Foundation more than two decades of nonprofit fundraising and management experience, with a strong focus in the voluntary healthcare and medical research sectors. Before joining the foundation, John served as President of Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI), a consulting firm that serves the nonprofit sector. At OAI, John was responsible for daily operations of the firm, as well as management of leading clients including Georgetown University, MedStar Health and Special Olympics.

Peter N. Schmidt, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Chief Research & Clinical Officer

Peter Schmidt, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Chief Research & Clinical Officer, at the Parkinson’s Foundation and oversees research, education and outreach initiatives. Dr. Schmidt leads the foundation’s Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, the largest clinical study ever conducted in Parkinson’s disease and is active in research in diverse clinical areas in Parkinson’s. He serves as an advisor to several government, industry and foundation initiatives, with the focus to set clinical standards. He is involved in several national-scale quality initiatives, including with the U.S. National Quality Forum and the Fresco Network in Italy. He serves on advisory committees for projects in wearable sensors, Huntington’s disease, Glut1 deficiency syndrome, cystic fibrosis, inpatient rehabilitation and telemedicine. His work has been covered widely in the press.

Segment Overview: Parkinson’s Foundation Clinical Officer Dr. Peter Schmidt and Chief Executive Officer John Lehr discuss the top key findings of the “Parkinson’s Outcomes Project” the largest clinical study of Parkinson’s disease in history.


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