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Ataxia Med News – April 2023

This is a new periodic newsletter for Ataxia clinicians to keep them up-to-date on patient resources and other medical news. To begin receiving this newsletter, join as a professional member of NAF at Hello from NAF’s Clinical Services Manager Welcome to NAF’s first issue of Ataxia Med News. Intended Read More…

Honor the moms in your life this Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day approaching, NAF would like to recognize all the amazing moms in the Ataxia community. Whether you are a mother navigating her own diagnosis or caring for loved ones living with theirs, we know that you face this journey with courage, strength, and resiliency. You are an inspiration. Read More…

Woman in clinic drawing blood from a man.

Getting Involved with Ataxia Research

Taking part in research is one way to help accelerate the development of treatments for ataxia. Some people like playing an active role in improving our understanding of ataxia by participating in clinical trials and other research studies. However, participating in research is a deeply personal choice. There are a Read More…

NAF is Seeking a Public Policy Intern

NAF is seeking a motivated law/pre-law school or public policy graduate/undergraduate student for a May 15 -October 1, 2023, Public Policy & Advocacy Internship. The internship will provide students with the opportunity to learn about federal and state rare disease, research development, health policies, programs, and advocacy strategies while developing Read More…

NAF Honors Community Members for Their Achievements

Each year on the final night of the Annual Ataxia Conference we honor members of the Ataxia community for truly standing out in the field of Ataxia research or awareness. We want to congratulate this year’s awardees and thank them for their dedication and achievements to the Ataxia community!  Check Read More…

2023 Funded Research

NAF to Award $735,000 in Ataxia research grants in 2023 There was a robust pool of applicants for NAF research grants in 2023. It demonstrates the energy to accelerate treatment development in this space. We were thrilled to see so many studies with high scientific merit! These grants allow Ataxia Read More…

Retired Green Beret Veteran Raising Awareness for Ataxia

Mike De Rosa, a 23-year Green Beret Special Forces Veteran, is set to hike Mount Kilimanjaro in October to raise awareness for Ataxia. Mike, a North Carolina native, entered the United States Army in June 1982, immediately after finishing High School. Eyes set on joining the Special Forces group, he served Read More…

NAF Announces New Ataxia Centers of Excellence Program

In our continued commitment to improving clinical care and accelerating treatment development, we’re proud to announce NAF’s new Ataxia Centers of Excellence (ACE) designation! The ACE program will recognize exceptional centers providing comprehensive care and services for individuals affected by Ataxia and their families. In addition to providing expert clinical Read More…

Change to NFL concussion protocol brings awareness to Ataxia

Those who follow American football probably already know that the NFL and NFL Players Association recently announced changes to the NFL concussion protocol. That change is bringing awareness to ataxia. Tua Tagovailoa, Quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, was injured during a game on September 25th versus the Buffalo Bills. He Read More…

NAF Announces First International Site for the CRC-SCA

We’re excited to announce the first international site for the Clinical Research Consortium for the Study of Cerebellar Ataxia (CRC-SCA) natural history study! NAF is proud to partner with Ataxia Canada and the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal in Montreal, Québec to provide the Ataxia community with a new Read More…

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