SBU to advance research and clinical care at national pediatric MS center
Stony Brook University has received a $2.5 million gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie to advance research and clinical care at the National Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and to establish a new state-of-the-art imaging center at Stony Brook Medicine.
The gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $5 million. The Pediatric MS Center will be renamed the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis.
Multiple Sclerosis historically has been viewed as an adult-onset disease. But according to the National MS Society, approximately eight-to-ten thousand children in the nation have MS. The disease in children can be difficult to diagnose. The advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other ways to detect MS lesions have helped to secure the MS diagnosis in children. But because little is yet known on impact of the disease in children, neurologists and other MS experts still seek a consensus on MS diagnosis and treatment in children.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1408