Mass General Neurology is pleased to announce that Grace Croty, MD has received a 2022 Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Parkinson's Disease, funded by the Parkinson's Foundation and American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology.

This scholarship provides two years of funding support for Dr. Crotty’s research on individuals at risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. She will study metabolomics in individuals with the LRRK2 gene mutation, a major causative influence in PD. Using machine learning predictive modeling, she will investigate whether metabolomics can predict those who will develop PD and prognosticate progression over time.

About the Award

The Clinical Research Scholarship aims to recognize the importance of rigorous clinical research and to encourage early-career investigators in clinical studies in Parkinson’s disease. With funding from multiple sources, it supports researchers with innovative projects that will advance both scientific understanding and their own careers.

About Dr. Crotty

Dr. Crotty received her medical degree from University College at the Cork School of Medicine in Ireland, and conducted her medical residency at both Cork University Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Following a fellowship at Mass General, she joined the faculty in the Movement Disorders Division.