Noted MS Researcher Dr. Lawrence Steinman of Stanford University Wins the MSIF’s Charcot Prize - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Noted MS Researcher Dr. Lawrence Steinman of Stanford University Wins the MSIF’s Charcot Prize

March 22, 2011

Prestigious Prize of Multiple Sclerosis International Federation recognizes Dr. Lawrence Steinman’s lifetime achievement in research into the understanding or treatment of MS -- Read more (broken link http://www.msif.org/en/news/msif_news/professor_lawren.html)

Dr. Steinman is a National MS Society researcher and scientific advisor.

He was the 2004 recipient of the John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research for major contributions to our understanding of animal models of MS, and for translating these findings to the clinical development of novel therapeutic strategies for MS.

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