Kristin Ford, a neuroscience student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded a Summer Student Fellowship from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. The program supports and cultivates students interested in Parkinsonâ€™s related research projects. The summer fellowships typically consist of 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work supervised by an expert in the field, with an award of $4,000 to support their research.
Ford, with mentor Amy Amara, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Neurology, will work on a project entitled, â€śA Novel Evaluation of Daytime Vigilance in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease Using a Virtual Reality Street Crossing Task.â€ť
July 23, 2013