Tremor Gram – June 2014
Fall 2014 Scholarship Winners
The IETF is pleased to award four students who are affected by essential tremor (ET), the most common movement disorder, with $500 scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year: Alyssa Mendelsohn from Baltimore, Md.; Kaleigh Knapp from Concord, N.C.; Paul Schoolman from Sykesville, Md.; and Sarah Kunz from Waverly, Minn.
Three Ground-Breaking Research Projects
Through your donations, the IETF will be funding three new research studies totaling $85,000 this year. These studies are stepping stones to moving our knowledge forward and can provide progress to change the world for everyone with ET.
- The Role of Excitotoxicity in ET Cerebellum – IETF Funded $25,000 – Read more.
- Cerebello-Thalamo-Cortical Coupling in ET: Effects of High-Frequency Cerebellar Stimulation on Brain Activity & Tremor – IETF Funded $25,000 – Read more.
- A Feasibility Study for an ET Brain Bank at the Arizona Study of Aging & Neurodegenerative Disorders – IETF Funded $35,000 – Read more.
Raise your Voice for Change
Your voice can help unlock the mysteries of the brain by advocating for more research through the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus. It is only through research that the causes, cure and ultimately prevention of neurological disorders will be found. This research will improve the lives of all Americans and people around the world.
WHAT THE NEUROSCIENCE CAUCUS DOES:
- Sponsors briefings & informative sessions on neuroscience research and findings.
- Collaborates with patient advocacy and research organizations to build awareness.
- Distributes congressional communications and information.
- Develops and promotes legislation to further advance neuroscience research.
Reach out to your U.S. Representative and ask them to support the Neuroscience Caucus today. Together, our voice is powerful and together, we can drive change.
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