Sep 19, 2012
New Brunswick –Dr. Dhib-Jalbut, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at The UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Chief of the Neurology Service at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, has dedicated his career to multiple sclerosis research as well as caring for those with MS. In 1990, after 5 years of training at the National Institute of Health, Dr. Jalbut joined the faculty of the University of Maryland in Baltimore in where he established a research program in Multiple Sclerosis.
In 2003 he was recruited to UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Jalbut’s research interests include how MS therapies work, biomarkers of treatment response in MS, and neuroprotective gene therapy. He has published over 100 manuscripts in the scientific literature and served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuroimmunology. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of JICR and MS International and on several National and International scientific committees including Chairmanship of the Scientific Committee for the World Congress on Multiple Sclerosis in 2008. Most recently he was awarded the Norman H. Edelman clinical science mentoring award at UMDNJ and the Medical Excellence Award by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the USA. Dr. Jalbut was recently named President-elect of the Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS).
On September 20, at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park the National MS Society New Jersey Metro Chapter will honor Dr. Jalbut for all he does to help people in need and his support of the National MS Society and all those living with multiple sclerosis. This year’s On the Move event will celebrate it’s 12th anniversary and hopes to raise more than $100,000 for programs and services for those affected by multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't.
We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
For more information, contact the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society at: 732.660.1005 or online at www.nationalMSsociety.org/NJM.