UCSF's Susan Anzalone, MD, receives award for specialized MS care training
April 30, 2014
Congratulations to Susan Anzalone, MD, of UCSF for receiving the National MS Society's award for training in specialized MS care. The award provides one year of post-residency training with experienced mentors, to optimize care and quality of life for people with MS. She will be mentored by Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD.
Society Commits $29 Million for 83 New MS Research Projects
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed another $29 million to support an expected 83 new MS research projects and training awards. These are part of a comprehensive research strategy aimed at stopping MS, restoring function that has been lost, and ending the disease forever – for every single person with MS.
This financial commitment is the latest in the Society’s relentless research efforts to move us closer to a world free of MS, investing more than $50 million in 2014 alone to support over 380 new and ongoing studies around the world. So that no opportunity is wasted, the Society pursues all promising paths, while focusing on three priority areas:
nervous system repair
wellness and lifestyle
We are confident that with donor response to ongoing research successes, and continued focus on the NOW campaign, the crucial dollars needed to fund these and other research and clinical initiatives will be secured.
About the Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society was chartered in 1954 and provides comprehensive programs, services and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 84,000 people who are affected by MS annually. The chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 350 National MS Society research projects worldwide – including almost $12 million in critical MS research initiatives locally at J. David Gladstone Institutes, UCSF, Stanford, UC Davis and UC Berkeley. The Chapter has offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, Central Valley and Silicon Valley.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.