Nicole Polinski

Nicole Polinski

Company: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Job title: Senior Associate Director, Research Programs


As Senior Associate Director of Research Programs at MJFF, I provide strategic leadership and management for the Inflammation Portfolio and the Preclinical Tools Program. Within each of these programs I develop and lead collaborations across key stakeholders (biopharmaceutical industry groups, academics, contract research organizations, biotechnology companies) to identify gaps in the field and work with field leaders to address these gaps. In addition, I provide management and stewardship for individual grants/projects and serve as a key opinion leader in the areas of preclinical tool development and models of Parkinson’s disease.


Advancing Parkinson’s Disease Research through Funding and Collaborative Team Building 2:30 pm

• Overviewing the MJFF funding programs and additional resources MJFF provides to support Parkinson’s disease research • Highlighting our experience with building collaborative groups comprised of different stakeholders to move Parkinson’s Disease research forward • Touching on MJFF’s involvement in Parkinson’s disease-related microbiome studies and our current goals as they pertain to supporting this area…Read more

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