Society funds six Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence.
Until recently, physicians have not fully understood the complexities of pediatric MS and there are no consensus guidelines for the care of these children. Because of the critical need to develop a national model for care, the Society is establishing the first-of-its-kind network of Pediatric
Centers of Excellence. The centers will share resources so that each family will receive the same high level of care. They will also share the data they collect, as experts believe that research into pediatric MS may lead to identifying MS triggers.
Over the next five years, the Society will invest $13.5 million in these centers. This commitment is part of its Promise: 2010 initiative to support targeted areas of research and patient care.
The six centers are:
Center for Pediatric-Onset Demyelinating Disease
Children's Hospital of Alabama University of Alabama at Birmingham Jayne Ness, MD, PhD
MS Center of the Jacobs Neurological Institute
State University of New York at Buffalo Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Nancy L. Kuntz, MD, and Moses Rodriguez, MD
National Pediatric MS Center
Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island Lauren B. Krupp, MD
Partners Pediatric MS Center
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston Tanuja Chitnis, MD
Regional Pediatric MS Center
University of California, San Francisco Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD
If anyone in your family under the age of 18 has symptoms suggesting MS, please call 1-800-FIGHT-MS for information about the center nearest you.
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|Title Annotation:||national MS society|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2006|
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