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    The Lalji Family ALS Award

    The Sean. M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital through the generosity of Drs. Shelena and Ayeez Lalji, established The Lalji Family ALS Award in honor of the important scientific work being done in ALS. This new award will recognize an individual or team of investigators for excellence in their transformative scientific discoveries focused on repair of neurological function in ALS.

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    Ibudilast (MN-166) in ALS – an Open Label, Safety and Pharmacodynamic Trial

    People with ALS are known to have increased inflammatory changes in the muscle control regions of the brain (motor cortices) as learned from brain PET scan biomarkers and from postmortem studies. Clinical trials using smaller sample sizes and biomarker readouts are the need of the hour in early phase drug development in ALS.

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    Darlene Sawicki, MSN, NP-BC, Named First David Richards Endowed Nursing Chair

    Darlene Sawicki, MSN, NP-BC, became the first Mass General nurse formally recognized for the critical role nurses play in the lives of ALS patients and their families. Thanks to the generosity of the Richards family, Ms. Sawicki was named the incumbent of the new David Richards Endowed Nursing Chair.

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