The Race to Erase MS Center Without Walls (CWW) program has succeeded tremendously as a result of it’s constant exchange of information and collaboration. Several new and exciting scientific achievements in the past year have continued to fuel the Center Without Walls program and it’s commitment to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Scientific meetings provide an open forum for discussion and presentation of novel ideas and findings. Centers with specific expertise provide valuable support to others, with each having a unique background.
This constant exchange process is nurturing outstandingly rich research activity. During these meetings, thirty plus key investigators share their latest research progress, and guest speakers are often invited to share their on-going work with the CWW. The specific scientific accomplishments of individual Centers are featured as highlights in our annual Newsletter.
Current CWW Centers:
Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Howard Weiner, M.D.
Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School
Director and Founder of the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center
Co-Director of the Center for Neurologic Diseases at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins – Peter Calabresi, M.D.
Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Director of the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center
Director of the Division of Neuroimmunology
University of California, San Francisco – Emmanuelle Waubant, M.D.
Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Race to Erase MS Medical Director since 2001
Oregon Health Sciences University – Dennis Bourdette, M.D. FAAN
Chair and Roy and Eulalia Swank Family Research Professor
Executive Director, Oregon Health & Science University Multiple Sclerosis Center
Co-Director, Department of Veterans Affairs MS Center of Excellence-West Portland VA Medical Center
University of Southern California – Daniel Pelletier, M.D.
Vice Chairman of Research, Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology and Radiology
Chief, Neuro-Immunology Division and USC Multiple Sclerosis Center
Keek School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Yale University – David Hafler, M.D.
Gilbert H. Glaser Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Yale
Neurologist-in-Chief of the Yale-New Haven Hospital
Founding Associated Member of the Broad Institute at MIT
Founding Member of the International MS Genetic Consortium
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – Nancy L. Sicotte, M.D.
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Program
Director, Neurology Residency Training Program
Vice Chair for Education Department of Neurology