Welcome to the Parkinson's Foundation Student Corner!

Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) is proud to showcase the hard work of our future Parkinson’s disease (PD) experts. This program features the exceptional work of healthcare students by turning their PD-focused projects into accredited online activities.  

    Student Courses:

    ​​​​​​Parkinson’s Disease: Foundational Knowledge for Healthcare Providers

    Individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and young-onset (YOPD) often face challenges within the medical system, resulting in adverse experiences and negative outcomes within the hospital, rehabilitation, or primary care settings. This course will provide foundational knowledge and strategy recommendations to professionals working with individuals with PD and YOPD.

    Read More about this course here.

    Emily Peters-Tempel

    Emily is a 2024 graduate of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY, USA. She is a Parkinson’s Foundation Ambassador, based in upstate NY. Emily's advocacy for PD lies within the scope of occupational therapy. Her personal mission is to provide individuals globally with YOPD access to evidence-based occupation-based strategies, and connect them directly with relevant healthcare and health promotion resources.

    Read More about Emily and her dedication to PD advocacy here.

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    Student Corner is a Parkinson’s Foundation Special Program.  

    All activities in this section are planned, facilitated and created/designed by students and not the Parkinson’s Foundation Professional Education Team.  

    All Student Corner published activities align with the ACCME’s Standards of Integrity and Independence as well as Parkinson’s Foundation education standards. 

    For more information on the ACCME’s Standard of Integrity and Independence, please click here.