Dr Frank C. Church | CureTalks
Frank C. Church is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. After several years of trying to sort out various health issues, Frank received his diagnosis of Parkinson’s in early 2014 at the age of 60 years old. His diagnosis of Parkinson's, combined with his career in science and education, allows him the ultimate teachable moment. He is the founder of the non-profit organisation - Frank C Church foundation for Parkinson’s disease, has published seven hypothesis/review articles in peer-reviewed journals since 2020, and author of the book “A Parkinson's Reading Companion” published in 2017. The overall goal of his writing is to translate the complexity of the medical and biological aspects of Parkinson’s to a more familiar voice and to give encouragement, along with information and other resources, to anybody with Parkinson’s or related neurodegenerative disorders. He shares his experiences through his blog “Journey with Parkinson’s.” Following his retirement from UNC-CH (later in 2022), he is interested in (i) continuing to write about Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative disorders, (ii) increased awareness of Parkinson’s through his Foundation by education and outreach, (iii) through his Foundation, generate stipends for students to gain training and experience in the neurosciences, and, (iv) he wants to play a lot of golf.
Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects the ability of a person to control body movements. It is caused by loss of…