Mary Chapman, features writer —

Mary graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in journalism. She began her career at United Press International, then spent a decade reporting for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg Industry Group). Mary has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, and the Chicago Tribune. She’s won a Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting.

Articles by Mary Chapman

Effort integrates digital mobility data for Parkinson’s research

Remote health monitoring company Empatica is partnering with the consortium Mobilise-D to advance the use of digital endpoints in clinical care and research across disorders that include Parkinson’s disease. The collaboration will integrate Mobilise-D’s validated digital mobility outcomes (DMOs) with Empatica’s Health Monitoring Platform. With this,…

Ali’s daughter takes up the ‘fight’ for Parkinson’s families

Six years before world champion boxer Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, his young daughter noticed he was slurring his speech. It was around the time of Ali’s heavyweight championship fight against Leon Spinks. “People thought he was ‘punch drunk’ from boxing,” the daughter, Maryum “May May” Ali,…

Proposed platform, app aim to improve life quality in Parkinson’s

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) in Germany are collaborating on a project with the aim of creating a digital platform and application that, used with a wearable device, can track the course of Parkinson’s disease and potentially improve patients’ quality of life. Called…

Global iLCT program for Parkinson’s expanding efforts for treatments

A dozen years after its first meeting, the International Linked Clinical Trials (iLCT) program is continuing to expand upon its ongoing efforts to ultimately heighten the number of treatment options in Parkinson’s disease and improve patients’ quality of life. The patient-centered global program, a collaboration of the U.K.’s …

Work by 3 biobehavioral scientists aims to support Parkinson’s patients

Three biobehavioral scientists at Teachers College (TC), Columbia University are working on separate collaborative efforts in exercise, speech, and swallowing among Parkinson’s patients to potentially improve quality of life for the more than 10 million people estimated globally to be living with the progressive neurodegenerative disease. In honor…

$20M gift to boost research, care at Norton Neuroscience Institute

The estate of a longtime supporter of the Norton Neuroscience Institute at Norton Healthcare has gifted the center $20 million to help expand programming and research in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. The donation from the estate of Elizabeth Pahk Cressman, MD, PhD, will aid the Louisville,…