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Major ALS Research Awards Presented at 2013 AAN Meeting

March 12, 2013

The ALS Association and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will present two important ALS research awards during AAN’s annual meeting (March 16-23) in San Diego, Calif.  The Sheila Essey Award for ALS Research is being presented to Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D. and Bryan Traynor, M.D., Ph.D.  Working independently, these two scientists identified a mutation in the C9orf72 gene.  Click here to read the press release.

Also, during the meeting, the Richard Olney AAN/ALS Association Clinician Scientist Development Award will be presented to James Berry, M.D., M.P.H.  Dr. Berry will lead a study to characterize immune system changes that may be used as a biomarker in ALS.  To read this press release, click here.

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