When Fu-Hsing Chen
was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he and his wife, Jyu-Yuan,
decided to do something to help others who are also struggling
with this debilitating disorder. They donated funds to establish
the Fu-Hsing and Jyu-Yuan Chen Center for Translational Research
in Parkinson's Disease and to recruit two of the top clinician
researchers in this field.
Researchers at the Chen Center are fighting
Parkinson's disease on many fronts, exploring surgical solutions,
environmental causes and the potential for using healthy stem
cells to replace damaged cells.
“My father was impressed with UCLA's emphasis on speeding
up the process of applying the latest research findings to patient
care,” says Frank Chen '01.