Posted Monday, November 28, 2011
News from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society is committing $16 million to support 32 new MS research projects (.pdf) as part of its holistic and comprehensive strategy to stop MS in its tracks, restore function that has been lost, and end the disease forever. This financial commitment is part of an anticipated investment of $45.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to support new and ongoing research projects and Fast Forward drug development partnerships.
“Our aggressive ongoing investment in MS research,” reports Cyndi Zagieboylo, president and CEO at the Society, “has resulted in new treatments, better methods of diagnosis, and improved disease management strategies for people living with MS. We will continue to ensure that no opportunity is wasted in the pursuit of all promising leads that can further our mission.”
“Most encouraging,” Ms. Zagieboylo adds, “is the fact that the magnitude of this launch is made possible by the generous support of National MS Society chapters and individual donors.”
To guarantee the scientific merit of each research proposal selected, the National MS Society relies on expert advisory committees that include more than 70 world-class scientists who volunteer their time to carefully evaluate hundreds of proposals every year.