Our research efforts began with pivotal funding support for the establishment of the only center of excellence on transverse myelitis under the direction of Dr. Douglas A. Kerr at Johns Hopkins University through supporting research staff and clinician-scientists at the interdisciplinary Center. Our initial support of the Johns Hopkins TM Center enabled the first systematic collection of information about TM in both adult and children.
THERE ARE TWO CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE DEDICATED TO THE STUDY OF THESE RARE NEURO-IMMUNE DISORDERS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Under the leadership of Dr. Carlos Pardo
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Greenberg
Through seed funding for innovative promising research ideas, in partnership with the clinicians at the Centers of Excellence, significant research is being done to better understand these rare neuro-immune disorders and develop improved acute therapies and symptom management strategies.