While current progress is remarkable and new therapies for ALS are beginning to emerge, the fight ahead is more urgent than ever.
To ensure continued progress, we need the most innovative, creative and determined minds working together—a diverse group of experts—to find solutions for people with ALS today. At the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Mass General, we encourage a free flow of scientific ideas. We identify and support courageous, forward-thinking innovators who join our cause and make game-changing discoveries.
An essential element of the research efforts at the Healey Center for ALS is our commitment to a team-based approach to research. We provide the infrastructure for a deeply integrative research program, embracing imaging, biomarker research and data integration built on enduring and trusting interdisciplinary collaborations. We also leverage additional clinical trial design and biostatistical expertise from other fields by bringing together thought leaders and innovators from across medicine. We encourage unusual pairings and distinctive cross-disciplinary partnerships to bring new perspectives into ALS.
At the Healey Center for ALS, we are dedicated to collaborations that will have a worldwide impact, with a broader reach than any single researcher could achieve alone. Together, our goal is to attract the best physicians, scientists and engineers from across the globe so that in the future, ALS is a disease from the past.
The faculty and staff of the Healey Center for ALS are committed to discovering new, innovative solutions, collaborating with the best researchers and bringing hope to individuals with ALS. Together we offer:
- Largest hospital-based ALS research program in the United States
- Leading ALS Clinical Trial Coordination Center and Trial Site
- More than 70 clinical and lab-based active research studies
- Leaders in enabling global sharing of clinical and lab-based data
- Pro-ACT and NeuroBank contain more than 20,000 patient records
- Large Fluid Biorepository with over 100,000 patient samples
Collaboration and partnership are among our guiding principles at the Healey Center for ALS. We actively seek out and engage with other innovative organizations, committees and individuals who share our passion for ALS research and drive in search of a cure. We know that we can accomplish more together. Here are some of our valued partners to date: