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About the Robert Packard Center

The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins is the only international scientific operation dedicated solely to curing the disease. The Center is unique in its approach to fighting ALS, a motor neuron disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in that it combines and facilitates scientific collaboration and ALS research with fundraising for the development of new treatments and to finding a cure. Founded in 2000, the Packard Center brings ALS scientists from all over the world together to combine forces in ALS research. Each month, brainstorming sessions identify promising research approaches and evaluate progress. Packard grantees, their post-docs and lab staff, Packard scientific advisors, collaborating clinicians and a bare-bones administrative staff work together in this dedicated network.

For more information about the Packard Center and their current research portfolio, please visit their website www.alscenter.org

The hope is in the science.