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The Parkinson Association of Alabama hosted its 14th Pre-Doctoral Scholar Cocktail Dinner at OvenBird Restaurant on November 15, 2022. The Pre-Doctoral Scholar Cocktail Dinner raises money to fund Parkinson’s Disease research currently underway at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Jhodi Webster is the 2022 Parkinson Association of Alabama Scholar. Jhodi is a PhD student who joined Dr. Ashley Harms' lab at UAB and she is focused on how the presence of aggregated alpha-synuclein, beta-amyloid and tau copathologies contribute to neuroinflammation in Parkinson's disease. She is passionate about this project because of its potential to elucidate new therapeutic avenues for the disease. With the completion of her predoctoral training, she hopes to contribute to translational research in targeting PD.

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