Udall Mission Statement
The mission of the Penn Udall Center for Parkinson’s Research is to conduct multidisciplinary clinical, translational, and basic research that improves understanding of and develops better treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease. This includes those with cognitive impairments. The Center also seeks to educate the public and professional health care providers about all aspects of Parkinson’s disease.
To help fulfill the Center's mission and drive additional research, the Penn Udall Center - in partnership with the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, the Penn Alzheimer's Disease Core Center and Penn Memory Center, and the Center for Frontotemporal Dementia and related disorders - has a highly developed and integrated database that captures all of the clinical, genetic and neuropathological data that is collected. This database information is available to investigators from other Udall Centers, as well as to other investigators at PENN. In addition, the PENN Udall Center has reagents, tissue samples, and DNA available for use by other investigators. Biosample request forms and other information can be obtained on the Tissue Research Banks page.