Haydeh Payami, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Neurology, Heersink School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been funded as part of the second round of research grants from a groundbreaking initiative in Parkinson’s disease, the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s Collaborative Research Network.
ASAP is a basic research initiative fostering collaboration and resources to better understand the underlying causes of Parkinson’s disease. The second round of funding, announced Oct. 18, 2021, went to 14 teams with ties to 10 different countries. The teams are made up of 54 co‑investigators at 34 different research institutions. The grants total $132 million and are issued by ASAP’s implementation partner, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.