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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…

FDA Approves First Treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxia

The FDA recently the FDA announced approval for SKYCLARYS (omaveloxolone) for the treatment of Friedreich’s Ataxia. This is the first and only FDA-approved prescription medicine for Friedreich’s Ataxia. NAF is thrilled about this announcement and proud to have been involved in the process, from clinical trial recruitment to educating our community about Read More…

Advancing Research by Joining the CoRDS Patient Registry

The Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS) coordinates the advancement of research into 7,000 rare diseases via data sharing and study recruitment.  CoRDS works with advocacy groups such as the National Ataxia Foundation, individuals who have a diagnosis of any form of Ataxia, and researchers who are studying various 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…

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…

National Ataxia Foundation

2022 NAF Funded Research

We’re excited to announce that NAF will award more than $850,000 in Ataxia research grants this year! This year’s funded projects will support research on 8+ genetic forms of Ataxia, from the most common to some of the rarest, as well as address shared disease pathways that could provide insights Read More…

All About Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Donation

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this article is for informational use only. NAF encourages all readers to consult with their primary care provider, neurologist, or other healthcare provider about any advice mentioned. Deciding whether to donate cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) is a very personal, but impactful decision. In the video Read More…

NAF Hosts First Ataxia Clinical Training

We are thrilled to inform you of an NAF-sponsored annual program called Ataxia Clinical Training (ACT). ACT has been developed for clinician-scientists committed to improving the lives of patients and caregivers affected with Ataxia. There is a shortage of well-trained specialists who are knowledgeable about clinical and scientific aspects of Read More…

NAF is Accepting Applications for the Diverse Scientists Grant

NAF is now accepting applications for the Diverse Scientists in Ataxia Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship. Applications must be submitted via proposalCentral by March 28, 2022. This award provides partial support for study and research and may be used to support pre-doctoral students who are pursuing dissertation research with an Ataxia-relevant theme. This is a two-year $50,000 Read More…

NAF is Piloting a Free Genetic Counseling and Testing Initiative

NAF is excited to announce that we are beginning a feasibility study of a program to remove barriers to genetic counseling and testing. Eligible participants will receive genetic counseling at no-cost to them. After counseling, if the participant and genetic counselor determine that testing is the right decision, genetic testing Read More…

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