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Following is a list of the Buffalo Analysis Neuroimaging Center (BNAC) research funds for which donations are welcomed:

 


Comprehensive Assessment of Severely Affected People with Multiple Sclerosis (CASA-MS) Fund

 

The CASA-MS study aims to predict the likelihood of MS progression to an advanced stage of disease and to explore beneficial interventions for this, essentially unstudied, population.

 

The study will use brain imaging, physical and cognitive assessments, genetic and metabolic measurements to identify reliable ways to measure progression and neurological function. Over a 3-year follow-up period BNAC researchers will study 60 residents of The Boston Home, a specialized residential care facility in Boston, Massachusetts serving people with progressive multiple sclerosis who are wheelchair-dependent, comparing them to 60 people who are seen at the Jacobs MS Center in Buffalo having a similar disease duration with lower disability and not living in a residential facility.

 

The main goal of the study is to learn more about this advanced and severely disabling stage of MS, about treatments that are effective, best-care practices, and ways in which quality of life can be maximized. The CASA-MS study ultimate goal is to change the way severe MS is managed and ultimately, to prevent advanced stage MS.

 

 

Click here to donate electronically to CASA-MS from a bank account or credit card.

 

To give by check, please make your check payable to University at Buffalo Foundation. In the "for" section enter CASA-MS Project Fund #01-3-0-08939.

 

Mail to:           Cindy Johannes, Revenue Manager

                        University at Buffalo Foundation

                        PO Box 730

                        Buffalo, NY 14226-0730

 

For more information about CASA-MS and ways to support this important research initiative, please contact Jennifer Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement at 716-829-3732 or [email protected].


Marc Stecker Fund for Multiple Sclerosis Research

This fund has been created with the University at Buffalo Foundation to provide up to $1,000 to each Stecker Award recipient and to raise additional funds for MS research. When contributions reach $25,000 the fund can become an endowed fund, allowing the Marc Stecker Award for Excellence in MS Research to be awarded perpetually and for research to be forever conducted in Marc Stecker's honor.

Your gift will recognize Marc's work educating people with MS and will stimulate researchers to find a cure.

 

 

Click here to donate electronically from a bank account or a credit card.

To give by check, please make your donation to the University at Buffalo Foundation.

In the "for" section enter Stecker Award #01-3-0-09067.

Mail to:           Cindy Johannes, Revenue Manager

                        University at Buffalo Foundation

                        PO Box 730

                        Buffalo, NY 14226-0730

For more information about endowment funds and ways to give, please contact Jen Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at [email protected] or 716-829-3732.


Neuroimaging Fellowship Fund

This fund supports 6-24 month research fellowships at BNAC performed under the supervision of Dr. Robert Zivadinov. For more information about the program click BNAC MRI Fellowship Program.

Click here to donate electronically from a bank account or a credit card.

To give by check, please make your donation to the University at Buffalo Foundation.

In the "for" section, enter Neuroimaging Fellowship #9333-742331.

Mail to:           Cindy Johannes, Revenue Manager

                        University at Buffalo Foundation

                        PO Box 730

                        Buffalo, NY 14226-0730


Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center General Fund

Gifts to this account are used at the discretion of the director for general research purposes.

Click here to donate electronically from a bank account or a credit card.

To give by check, please make your donation to the University at Buffalo Foundation.

In the “for” section enter BNAC # 9333-648226.

Mail to:           Cindy Johannes, Revenue Manager

                        University at Buffalo Foundation

                        PO Box 730

                        Buffalo, NY 14226-0730


Gifts of Stock

Please contact Cindy Johannes, Revenues Manager, University at Buffalo Foundation for interactions about how to transfer shares from your account to the Foundation's account. She can be reached at 645-3013 or [email protected]

 

Planned Gifts

If you are considering a gift to support BNAC through a retirement account or as a beneficiary in your will, please contact Jennifer Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement, Office of Medical Advancement University at Buffalo. She can be reached at 716-829-3732 or 716-698-9247 (cell) or [email protected] 

Your gift is vitally important to BNAC research.

THANK YOU!

 

Acknowledgments

Since beginning our fundraising in December 2009, the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center has received more than $1,500,000 for MS research from donors in the United States, Canada, France, Inda, Italy, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Major funding has been provided by The Direct-MS Foundation, the Jacquemin Family Foundation, the Bronfman Foundation, The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases, and from members of the BNAC Advisory Council.
We are very grateful for gifts at every level.