$3.1 Million NIA Grant for ALS Drug Therapies

Hande Ozdinler, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a faculty member at our Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, was awarded a $3.1 million grant, over five years, from the National Institute …

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 5-Year Anniversary

Summer of 2019 marks the fifth anniversary of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This viral phenomenon encouraged people to dump buckets of ice over themselves and donate to an ALS organization. The Ice Bucket Challenge raised a tremendous amount of …

National Nurses Week

“I help fight ALS because I was blessed with the opportunity to do so.  I have never worked with such a devastating disease and yet a patient population that is so amazingly selfless and courageous.  I consider it an honor …

Revised Airlie House ALS Clinical Trial Guidelines

In March 2016, Senda Ajroud-Driss, MD, Director of the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic, Associate Professor of Neurology and Teepu Siddique, MD, Les Turner ALS Foundation/Herbert C. Wenske Professor, Professor of Neurology and Cell and Molecular Biology, were two of 140 …

What Comprehensive Care Means to Us

During a typical visit to the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, people living with ALS meet with several members of their care team. From neurologists and genetic counselors to occupational therapists and dieticians, our clinicians at the Lois …