Tremor Gram – June 2016

Fall 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Austin Siekkinen

Austin Siekkinen

The IETF is pleased to award four students who are affected by ET with $500 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year: Jackson Burton from Cincinnati, OH; Katie Merrill from Arvada, CO.; Jack Peters from Redgranite, WI.; and Austin Siekkinen from Hibbing, MN.
“These four students exhibit impressive qualifications based on academic and extracurricular activities in their communities and will become outstanding, future leaders in helping create more awareness about essential tremor,” said Executive Director. To learn more about the recipients or the scholarships program, click here.


Research-IconsNationwide Yale Research Study Seeks Participants

Dr. Elan Louis at Yale University is spearheading an important new research initiative. This National Institute of Health funded study aims to better understand the lifestyle habits of essential tremor families. The research team is now interested in contacting and meeting with parents, brothers, sisters, and children of people with ET.

An eligible participant must:

  • Not have ET (You didn’t misread this, we are interested in unaffected people)
  • Be at least 40 years old
  • Not have Parkinson’s disease or dystonia
  • Be willing to undergo a 2 hour health evaluation in your home. This will include, questionnaires, a formal assessment of your health and diet, a videotaped neurological exam, and a blood draw.

This is a nationwide study, in which we will travel to meet with you individually at a date and time convenient for you. If you are interested or have any questions, call (203) 785-2086.


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