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Awarded grants

The Finnish Parkinson Foundation awarded its first grants in 1997. During its operation, the foundation has awarded 375 grants totaling more than 1,900,000 euros. The foundation’s grant has supported several dissertations, there will be 88 graduates by 2023.

In 2023, in honor of the Foundation’s anniversary, there was a special grant of 50,000 euros allocated for three years. The special grant was awarded to docent Filip Scheperjans, who together with his neurology team translates and validates the MDS-UPDRS tool, which is necessary for clinical research. It is a testing and measurement concept that can be used to assess the clinical status of a patient with Parkinson’s disease, and it is based on the Movement Disorder Society’s Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale.