The Silverstein Foundation In the News
The Silverstein Foundation has been featured in national and international publications and broadcast media. Explore the links below to see and hear what others are saying about the Foundation and our Founder’s story.
August, 2017—Wall Street investor Jonathan Silverstein has spent a career finding and funding biotech firms working on cures for rare diseases. But after learning in February he has Parkinson’s Disease, the diagnosis set him and his wife on a path to create a different kind of startup, a foundation to work towards a cure.
CNBC: Venture capitalist wages war against Parkinson’s, searches for miracle after his own diagnosis
August, 2017—It’s been less than a year since Jonathan Silverstein, a venture capitalist at health-care fund OrbiMed, received the diagnosis that changed everything.
News articles & blog posts
The Michael J. Fox Foundation and The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA Grant Nearly $3 Million to Studies into Disease’s Most Common Known Genetic Contributor
NEW YORK (February 20, 2019) - The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson's with GBA announce nearly $3 million in grants to studies investigating glucocerebrosidase beta acid (GBA). Mutations in the GBA...
Jonathan Silverstein ’89 has made a career out of investing in potential breakthrough cures. Now he needs to find one for himself.
New York, NY - Our Scientific Advisory Board, along with many invited guests from around the globe, gathered on October 26th, 2018 to brainstorm and vet dozens of novel ideas and proposals.
The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) Jointly Announce Availability of $3.5 Million in Fall 2018 Research Funding to Expand Understanding of the GBA gene in Parkinson’s Disease New York...
Our First Year in Review - Announcing the launch of our NEW website This month marks the first anniversary of the launch of The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson's with GBA. We are humbled by the outpouring of support that we have received from far and wide....
Prevail Therapeutics Announces $75 Million Series A Financing to Advance Gene Therapies for Patients with Parkinson’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
New York, NY – March 8, 2018 – Prevail Therapeutics, Inc. (Prevail), a biotechnology company developing gene therapies for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, today announced a $75 million Series A financing. Investors in the round...
New York, New York – March 8, 2018 – The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research today held a joint workshop on accelerating therapeutic development for people with glucocerebrosidase(GBA)-associated Parkinson’s Disease. The meeting was held at the Michael J. Fox Foundation headquarters in New York City.
April, 2017—Two decades of successful investing in some of biotech’s biggest hits has made Jonathan Silverstein rich. Now he is looking for investments that could save his life.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: A Personal (and Professional) Mission to Cure Parkinson’s
August, 2017—Health care venture capitalist Jonathan Silverstein has more than two decades of professional experience with strategic investment in drug development. However, Jonathan’s sense of urgency to find cures intensified after he received a diagnosis...