Success Stories from Neurology Now
Weathering the Storm
FOX News meteorologist Janice Dean is known for her tenacious coverage of rocky weather. Yet nine years ago, Dean was surprised to learn that a threatening neurological storm was brewing inside of her, resulting in a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Read more.
Brianna Bernard has hereditary spastic paraplegia, a rare disease that causes weakness and stiffness in the muscles of the lower extremities. But the energetic six-year old isn’t letting the condition slow her down. Read more.
Facing Dystonia with Grit and Hope
Twelve-year old Caleb Metherell remains positive, despite his diagnosis with DYT1 dystonia, a debilitating involuntary movement disorder. Experts weigh in on deep brain stimulation and other therapies. Read more.
Meet Salim Chahin, MD one of our Clinical Research Training Fellowship recipients. Chahin’s research involved discovering new methods to measure and investigate the cause of fatigue, a common symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS), and how fatigue relates to vision and other symptoms of MS. Read more.
Special Event Raises Nearly $10,000 for Brain Research
On December 11, 2014, more than 100 attendees gathered for the American Brain Foundation event, “Standing Strong: An Evening with Super Bowl Champ Ben Utecht”. Held at the TCF Bank Stadium Locker Room – home to the University of Minnesota Gophers and the Minnesota Vikings – in Minneapolis, MN, the exclusive, invite-only evening featured a reception in the world-class stadium locker room, a rare behind-the-scenes tour of generally restricted areas of the stadium, and a private musical performance by Ben Utecht, former NFL tight end, Super Bowl champion, concussion sufferer, and national spokesperson for the American Brain Foundation. The event raised nearly $10,000 for brain research! See photos.