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UGA Receives $5 Million for Parkinson's Research

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia is receiving some federal funding to support its efforts in battling Parkinson’s Disease. UGA will $5 million as part of the omnibus spending package passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden on Tuesday, March 15th. The funds, which will support new facilities and equipment for the Johnny Isakson Center for Brain Science and Neurological Disorders at UGA, augment the University’s major investment in brain research and neurological disorders.

The funding line was added to the federal spending bill by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a longtime colleague and friend of Isakson, who died in December.

Read the full news release at this link:

UGA receives $5 million to support Parkinson’s research

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!