Summit for Stem Cell Foundation


Summit for Stem Cell Foundation-funded research will reach the clinic. The FDA gives go-ahead for personalized stem cell-derived dopamine neuron replacement for Parkinson’s disease.


Summit for Stem Cell Foundation (Summit) is a 501(c)(3), charitable organization whose Mission is to support, educate and raise awareness about the development of today’s and tomorrow’s evidence-based regenerative medical therapies focused on Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. It is our goal to empower patients and physicians with information to elevate their understanding in order to manage their care.

Summit began as a grass roots volunteer group raising funds to advance a stem cell-based therapy for Parkinson’s from bench to bedside. The research project, guided by Principal Investigator, Dr. Jeanne Loring and Director of Research & Development, Dr. Andres Brat-Leal Summit was successfully funded, promoted, and launched into the private sector to accelerate funding potential and, in turn, its progress. The autologous dopamine neuron replacement therapy, now, in the capable hands of Aspen Neuroscience, Inc., Summit continues to monitor and provide information on its progression. For more information about Summit please visit our “About Summit” page.

The organization continues to impact and influence regenerative medicine and Parkinson’s disease worldwide. Summit strongly believes that regenerative medicine has the best potential to integrate and heal the human nervous system. Summit also works to protect the public from victimization by providing reliable evidence-based information.

Today, known for its maverick approach, Summit continues its dedicated efforts for people struggling with Parkinson’s disease. The organization looks to new innovative research, scientific breakthroughs, and programs designed to keep its followers and supporters current and healthy.

We are proud to announce our newest campaign: The Center for Parkinson’s Health and Wellness. This new and very much needed project’s goal is to develop and open the Center in the San Diego area. 

The vision for the Center is to provide one place where people with Parkinson’s and their families and caretakers can go to find the tools, knowledge and resources for the empowerment to live their best life possible. 

Our concept is the creation of one location providing the latest comprehensive programs, resources, and evidence-based information to people with Parkinson’s, including programs created by leading professionals addressing the mental, emotional, and physical impact of Parkinson’s disease.

For more information about The Center for Parkinson’s Health and Wellness.

We encourage you to DONATE TODAY and help us on our quest for a Victory Over Parkinson’s.