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Parkinson’s Foundation Selects Dr. Campbell-Law for Elite Train-the-Trainer PD Program

Dr. Lucindra Campbell-LawIn addition to the impressive nursing credentials that Nursing Professor Lucindra Campbell-Law has already acquired, she will be adding PF Nursing Scholar from the Parkinson’s Foundation to her list.

Training Faculty Leaders

Recently, the Parkinson’s Foundation announced that Dr. Campbell-Law was accepted to the distinguished Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program.

“The highly prestigious 50-hour accredited “train the trainer” Nurse Faculty Program improves Parkinson’s Disease nursing care by training faculty leaders across the U.S. to educate nursing students,” Gadala-Maria Camila, manager of Professional Education at the Parkinson’s Foundation, said. “The rigorous course includes didactics, clinical time with patients, participation in a PD support group and the opportunity to develop an independent project. It also includes a $2,000 stipend offered for completing the program.”

As one of nearly 40 accepted faculty in 2020, Dr. Campbell will join the elite group of over 300 alumni PF Nurse Scholars who have completed the intensive training over the last 11 years. Upon completion of her training. PF Nurse Scholars educate an estimated 24,000 nursing students on PD annually.

Parkinson's Disease is on the Rise

With the number of people living with Parkinson’s globally expected to double by 2040 to nearly 13 million, teaching nursing students in the classroom is one of the best ways to prepare them for treating people with Parkinson’s when they graduate.

“We are very proud of Dr. Campbell-Law and we know that she will utilize the knowledge gained through this program to enhance our students’ capacity to care for patients with Parkinson’s disease,” Dr. Poldi Tschirch, dean of the UST School of Nursing said. “We are grateful to the Parkinson’s Foundation for this program.”