Five or More…
My thanks to Todd Sherer, PhD, CEO of The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for contributing to my question/get to know you experiment.
Here are eight questions. Five of them are strongly encouraged that you answer them. The remaining three questions are your choice whether you want to provide an answer or not.
Chinese, Thai, Italian, Mexican, or Ethiopian—what is your favorite cuisine?
Italian – See next answer
What do you like on your pizza?
I’m a New Yorker. Plain cheese, bent with the oil dripping onto the plate
Of the four seasons, which is your favorite time of the year?
Spring because baseball season starts. Go Mets!
How many World Parkinson Congress events have you attended?
3 – DC, Scotland, and Montreal
What are you looking forward to most in Portland, site of the WPC 2016?
Unfortunately, I am unable to attend this year but am looking forward to hearing all the reports from the MJFF team. I always love the interactions on the exhibitor floor and hearing what people are really interested in and concerned about.
Tell us something about yourself that we might not know about you that you would like to share.
I’m extremely scared of heights.
Where would you like to go, that you have never been before?
Hawaii – how about they have the next WPC there so I can go?
What is the Michel J. Fox Foundation working on that you would like to tell us?
We are working really hard to develop better diagnostic tests and ways to monitor disease progression through our Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) . These measures are critical to allow the field to test new disease-modifying treatments – with the potential to slow the disease. I’m excited that all the data from this study is made available to the research community in real time at http://www.ppmi-info.org.