Buffalo Neuroimaging is grateful to the MS Community for providing over $1.5 million in support since 2010 for independent MS research.
Such private funding allows our researchers to develop innovative studies that strive to advance the understanding of MS. Our Advisory Council, comprised of people with MS provides guidance to our researchers in the development of studies that address aspects of MS that are most important to people with MS.
Please visit the MS Community page for information of particular interest to people with MS, their families, and friends.
We welcome donations to these established research funds
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 three-year follow-up period BNAC researchers will study 60 residents of The Boston Home, a specialized residential care facility in Boston serving people with progressive multiple sclerosis who are wheelchair-dependent. The study will compare these residents to 60 age-, sex- and disease-duration matched people who are seen at the Jacobs MS Center in Buffalo with a similar disease duration, with lower disability, and not living in a residential facility.
The goal of CASA-MS research is to document treatments that are effective, best-care practices, and ways to improve quality of life for severely disabled people with advanced-stage multiple sclerosis. We hope our findings will lead to advancements in the way severe MS is managed and, ultimately, to prevent advancement to this debilitating stage of MS.
The Marc Stecker Fund for MS Research is an endowed fund within the University’s Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC). It was created by Marc Stecker and his wife, Karen Walsh, to encourage innovative research to find better treatments and more precise diagnostic tools while always searching for a cure. Exemplary efforts in this quest by faculty members, residents, fellows, or students will be recognized periodically with the The Marc Stecker Award for Excellence in MS Research. In addition to providing financial support for the award, the Stecker Fund will also support other multiple sclerosis research at BNAC in Marc Stecker's honor forever.
This fund supports 6-24 month research fellowships under the supervision of Dr. Robert Zivadinov in the BNAC MRI Fellowship Program.
Click here to give to the Buffalo Neuroimaging MRI Fellowship Program.
Gifts to this account are used at the discretion of the director for general research purposes providing vital flexibility to build capacity, explore novel opportunities, and develop talented researchers.
Click here to give to the Buffalo Neuroimaging General Fund.
Giving by check?
Make your check payable to University at Buffalo Foundation.
In the "for" section
For CASA-MS enter #01-3-0-08939
For The Stecker Fund enter #01-3-0-09067
For Neuroimaging Fellowship enter #9333-742331
For BNAC General Fund enter # 9333-648226
Mail to: Cindy Johannes, Revenue Manager
University at Buffalo Foundation
PO Box 730
Buffalo, NY 14226-0730
For information about making a gift using stock or other non-cash assets, email Jen Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at [email protected] or call her at +1-716-829-3732.
To establish a named or endowed fund, email Jen Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at [email protected] or call her at +1-716-829-3732
The State University of New York at Buffalo is a recognized charity by the Canada Registry Agency. The University at Buffalo Foundation accepts donations and issues receipts on behalf of the State University at Buffalo.
If you are considering a gift using retirement account assets or non-cash assets or providing for BNAC through 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].
Thank you for your interest in advancing research towards finding better treatments and a cure for MS and other neurological disorders.
Since beginning BNAC's development efforts in December 2009, thousands of donors from the United States, Canada, France, India, Italy, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have generously contributed more than $1,500,000 for MS research.
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.
To Canadian Donors: The State University of New York at Buffalo is a recognized charity by the Canada Registry Agency. The University at Buffalo Foundation accepts donations and issues receipts on behalf of the State University at Buffalo.
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