Education & Research

Monthly Education Meetings

Educational seminars are held on the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 am - 12:00 Noon. Meeting Schedule

The Information and Referral Center ( I & R Center) at Emory University School of Medicine serves as a resource to the local community for referrals and education on Parkinson's disease. As a part of the country's largest grass roots organization with the duel mission "To Ease the Burden, To Find the Cure," the national American Parkinson Disease Association has established 62 Information & Referral Centers nation wide.

Services provided by the APDA I&R center are as follows:

  • Provides information and resources about Parkinson's disease to patients, their families, healthcare professionals and the community.
  • Statewide Support Groups
  • Comprehensive resource referral network for Parkinsonians' needs
  • Quarterly Newsletters
  • Enhances public education and awareness of Parkinson's disease.

If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with or has Parkinson's disease, call the Georgia/South Carolina I&R Center for support and education at 404-728-6552.

APDA Information and Referral Center at Emory University School of Medicine

Lynn Ross, LMSW
APDA I&R Center Coordinator
Emory Clinic Dept of Neurology
12 Executive Park Dr., NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 712-7091

Clinical Trials/Research

New RESEARCH STUDIES - February 2015 and September 2015

Do you have diagnosed Parkinson’s disease?

A research study at the Atlanta VA Rehab R&D Center is looking at effects of Tango and Health Education on mobility, cognition and brain activity in people with Parkinson’s disease.  This research study requires three, 3-4 hour visits that include mobility and cognitive testing and functional magnetic resonance imaging, requiring lying in a MRI scanner for 1 hour.  You will also be asked to participate in either 20 tango dance OR 20 health education lessons, which will meet for 1 ½ hours, 2 times per week for 12 weeks.  For information, please call Dr. Madeleine E. Hackney @ 404-321-6111 ext. 5006 or email


Clinical Trial Resources 

Fox-Trial-Finder -
National Institutes of Health –
Clincial Trials –