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MEET THE EXPERT SERIES: Dr. Ray Dorsey, MD Neurologist & co-author of “A Prescription for Action: Ending Parkinson’s Disease”

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join NWPF and Dr. Ray Dorsey, Neurologist and Co-Author of the book “A Prescription for Action: Ending Parkinson’s Disease” to discuss the effects of industrialization on human health, how it relates to Parkinson’s disease, and what can be done to prevent and put an end to this progressive, neurodegenerative disease.

Book Description: Brain diseases are now the world’s leading source of disability. The fastest growing of these is Parkinson’s: the number of impacted patients has doubled to more than six million over the last twenty-five years and is projected to double again by 2040. Harmful pesticides that increase the risk of Parkinson’s continue to proliferate, many people remain undiagnosed and untreated, research funding stagnates, and the most effective treatment is now a half century old. In Ending Parkinson’s Disease, four top experts provide a plan to help prevent Parkinson’s, improve care and treatment, and end the silence associated with this devastating disease.

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Dr. Ray Dorsey

Dr. Ray Dorsey is the David M. Levy Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester.  Ray is working to identify and eliminate the root causes of Parkinson’s disease.  His research on brain diseases and digital health has been published in leading academic journals and featured in multiple news outlets.  In 2020, Ray and his colleagues wrote Ending Parkinson’s Disease, a book that provides a prescription for ending the world’s fastest growing brain disease. Ray previously directed the movement disorders division and neurology telemedicine at Johns Hopkins and worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company.  In 2015, the White House recognized him as a “Champion for Change” for Parkinson’s disease. 

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August 12
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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