In memory of former co-founder and president Tom Isaacs who died in May 2017 aged 49, Van Andel Institute and Cure Parkinson’s annually and jointly present this award to a researcher who has shown the greatest impact on the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and/or has involved people with Parkinson’s in a participatory way in their work.

The award is presented in recognition of Tom Isaacs’ vision that a cure for Parkinson’s will be found but greater value is gained from working with people with Parkinson’s in this quest.

Nominations for the 2021 Tom Isaacs Award are now open: