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2019 Grant Recipients

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in News & Announcements

June 3, 2019 – We are proud to announce two new grants to support research for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder:


Severe NMO/MOG/Idiopathic Optic Neuritis Treatment Analysis

Kristin Galetta, MD | Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)

Dr. Kristin Galetta, neurology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, aims to address how to best treat patients with attacks of severe optic neuritis.

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Joannie’s Unicorn Grant

Therapeutic Response in Pediatric NMOSD

Tanuja Chitnis, MD | Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA)

Dr. Tanuja Chitnis, senior neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, aims to evaluate the effect of different disease modifying treatments on attack prevention and evaluate the effect of disease modifying treatments on disability prevention in children with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.

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