MS research proposal receives funding

PEORIA - The University Of Illinois College Of Medicine is seeking to find out which form of exercise is better for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Doctors, researchers, and people living with MS are taking part in the research group at the university, hoping to move their proposal study forward. The group is holding a rally to get final input and share details for the MS research proposal. The research group received a $50,000 “Pipeline to Proposal” award from Washington, D.C.-based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop protocols and their formal proposal.

If the proposal is successful, a full study would get underway in early 2018

MS affects the central nervous system by disrupting communication between the brain and other parts of the body. An estimated 400,000 people in the U.S. live with multiple sclerosis.

The rally will take place September 23rd at the Holiday Inn Grand Prairie, 7601 N. Orange Prairie Road. The event will run for three hours starting at 10 am. Registration required; to register call Marie at (309)671-8454 or email mariemcw@uic.edu 


More Stories

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

  • CIProud Text Alerts
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Meet the Team
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • CI Heroes
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • WMBD on Facebook
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Living Well with Evelyn Wilkerson
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

Video Center