Falmouth Road Race 2017!

It’s time for the Falmouth Road Race again – Sunday, August 20th, 2017!

To our Falmouth Road Race supporters – THANK YOU for your support for the Schmahmann Lab and the Massachusetts General Hospital Ataxia Unit.

Our Falmouth Road Race fundraising page:

https://because.massgeneral.org/fundraiser/1054518

Dr. Schmahmann will be joining other members of the Lab and Ataxia Unit and the rest of the MINDlink team to raise funds to improve the care of patients with cerebellar disorders in the Massachusetts General Hospital Ataxia Unit, and to continue the research program in the Schmahmann Lab for Neuroanatomy and Cerebellar Neurobiology.

We strive every day to provide the best care possible for our patients and their families in a coordinated, multi-disciplinary environment. We have been able to attract talented new faculty and investigators to the lab, and it has been a busy and exciting year. Here are some of these recent developments:

  • The Ataxia Unit is a leading site nationally with Biohaven Pharmaceuticals studying a new treatment for ataxia.
  • We are engaged in natural history studies with the National Ataxia Foundation and with the Multiple System Atrophy coalition.
  • Using cutting-edge brain MRI techniques we are developing new insights into cerebellar structure, as well as motor and cognitive function.
  • With the help of the Ataxia Telangiectasia Children’s Project and the Chiari Foundation we have made inroads into understanding and treating rare but devastating conditions like Ataxia Telangiectasia, Chiari malformation, and other childhood cerebellar disorders.
  • Our team has developed novel scales for the assessment of the motor, cognitive and emotional effects of cerebellar disorders, essential for the diagnosis and treatment of the many manifestations of cerebellar ataxia.
  • Together with MIT we are developing innovative technology for automated real-time assessment of ataxia.
  • Pharmaceutical companies are now coming to us to help devise and test new treatments for ataxia – a welcome development after all these years of ataxia as an orphan and untreatable condition.

You can find out more about the Laboratory for Neuroanatomy and Cerebellar Neurobiology right here on our webpage at www.mindlinkfoundation.org, and on social media at Facebook (MINDlinkFndtn), Twitter (@MINDlinkFound), and Instagram (mindlinkfound).

If you would like us to stay in touch with you by email to keep you up to date on our progress please send us an email at cerebellum@mgh.harvard.edu.

 Thank you for being part of our family. Your support makes this work and caring possible.

Working with you we will continue to make a difference in the lives of our patients and families facing the challenges of cerebellar disorders,

Jeremy D. Schmahmann, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

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