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.