About Jon Palfreman

Jon Palfreman joined the JPD editorial board as Social Media Editor in 2013. In this capacity he selected and posted news of interest to the PD research community on the JPD Facebook page. His current role relating to the JPD website is to share blog posts, that can include opinion pieces or interviews with scientists and patients, among others. He can be reached at jpalfreman @ pfgmedia.com (remove the spaces).

Jon Palfreman, PhD is KEZI Distinguished Professor of Broadcast Journalism at the University of Oregon, USA. Palfreman is an Emmy, Dupont and Peabody Award-winning journalist, and recipient of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Writing. He is a three-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science science writing prize, three-time winner of the National Association of Science Writers "Science-in-Society" Journalism Award and a winner of the Writers Guild Award for best script. In the area of Parkinson's Disease research, Palfreman co-authored a book with neuroscientist Bill Langston (JPD co-Editor-in-Chief), The Case of the Frozen Addicts (Pantheon Books; 1995), and produced two NOVA documentaries chronicling the story of the MPTP cases, NOVA: The Case of the Frozen Addict, and NOVA: Brain Transplant. Palfreman is a 2006 Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University.

Book: The Case of the Frozen Addicts
In association with JPD, The Case of the Frozen Addicts: How the Solution of a Medical Mystery Revolutionized the Understanding of Parkinson's Disease, written by J. William Langston and Jon Palfreman, was published as a revised 2nd edition (IOS Press; 2014). This book describes how the solution to a baffling mystery of the brain’s chemistry opened a new frontier in medicine and restored life to people without hope. This updated edition of the classic neurological mystery tale is  available in print, epub or PDF format. Read an interview with Dr Palfreman at the time of publication of the 2nd edition of Frozen Addicts here. To order your copy, see below:
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Book: Brain Storms
In September 2015, Jon Palfreman’s new book “Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's Disease” was released. Read an interview with Dr Palfreman at the time of publication of Brain Storms here. To order your copy, see below:
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