The International Progressive MS Alliance

NYC-Southern NY Chapter of the National MS Society
Years Funded: 2014 - 2016
Grants Totaling $490,000, 2016 - TBD

www.progressivemsalliance.org

The Progressive MS Alliance is an ever-expanding alliance of organizations from around the world, including the MS Societies of Australia, Canada, Italy, UK, USA and the MS International Federation. The purpose of the Alliance is to work together to connect resources and experts around the world to speed up treatments and ultimately, end progressive MS.


Scholarship Fund

New Jersey Metro Chapter of The National MS Society
Meryl Ravitz
Years Funded: 2008 - 2016
Grants totaling $185,000

www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/NJM

The National MS Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter’s Scholarship Program provides college scholarships for students who either have MS themselves or have a parent with MS, allowing these promising students to realize their educational dreams. MS Hope grants are specifically awarded to students who have MS themselves.


Columbia University Clinical Care MS Center - Personnel Support for Washington Heights MS Clinic

Columbia University Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care Center, New York City
Dr. Claire S. Riley, Director
Years Funded: 2013 - 2016
Grants totaling $225,000

columbianeurology.org

This grant provides salary support for the esteemed Columbia University Clinical Care MS Center staff to see patients at The Vanderbilt Clinic, a Medicaid accessible clinic. It ensures that members of the underinsured and underserved populations have access to top professionals in the field. All of these care providers are Spanish speaking.


CGD Center for MS - Comprehensive Care Personnel Support

Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City
Dr. Fred Lublin, Director
Years Funded: 2012 - 2016
Grants totaling: $763,600

www.mountsinai.org

he Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mount Sinai provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to MS patients, including state-of-the-art programs in diagnostics, disease management, rehabilitation, and support services.  This year the grant will provide funding for the two social workers who are mainstays of the clinical team.


Alpha Neurology - Personnel Support

Alpha Neurology at Staten Island Hospital, New York
Dr. Allan Perel
Years Funded: 2015 - 2016
Grants totaling: $49,927.50

www.alphaneurology.com

This grant provides salary support for a Social Worker position at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Staten Island. The Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to patients with MS and supporting their families, using a medical home model. The MS Center provides comprehensive care and spends a significant amount of time with both patients and caregivers.


NYU Langone Medical Center - Personnel Support

NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
Dr. Lauren Krupp
Years Funded: 2015 - 2016
Grants totaling: $66,407.50

nyulangone.org

This grant provides salary support for a full-time Social Worker specializing in Multiple Sclerosis at NYU Langone’s MS Comprehensive Care Center. The Center is committed to providing the finest patient care, researching the cause of MS, and developing better therapies for the disease.  They support their patients through wellness and educational programs.


The Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care & Research Center - Personnel Support

The Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care & Research Center at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Tim Vartanian
Years Funded: 2015 - 2016
Grants totaling: $66,407.50

weill.cornell.edu/mscenter

This grant provides salary support for a Social Worker specializing in Multiple Sclerosis, ensuring that patients are delivered care by a team of leading MS professionals, utilizing highly innovative diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and addressing the emotional, cognitive, and rehabilitative needs of patients and their families.


The NYU Lutheran Multiple Sclerosis Center – Social Worker Support

The MS Center at NYU Lutheran, Brooklyn, NY
Nada Abou-Fayssal
Years Funded: 2016
Grants totaling: $23,520

www.lutheranhealthcare.org

The Lutheran MS Center prides itself on providing comprehensive MS care. This grant provides salary support for a Social Worker specializing in Multiple Sclerosis to be present at the Center two days a week, ensuring there is an expert on-site to address the emotional, cognitive, and rehabilitative needs of patients and their families.


The Comprehensive MS Care Center at White Plains Hospital – Social Worker Support

The MS Center at White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY
Rene Elkin
Years Funded: 2016
Grants totaling: $13,440

www.wphospital.org

This grant provides salary support for a Social Worker specializing in Multiple Sclerosis, ensuring that all patients have access to a professional that seeks to improve the quality of life and enhance wellbeing of individuals with MS and their families. The center provides some of the most advanced services available for diagnosis and treatment of this neurological condition.


The MS Center at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center – Personnel Support

The MS Center at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, New York
Rene Elkin
Years Funded: 2016
Grants totaling: $29,280

www.bronxcare.org

This grant provides salary support for a per diem Nurse and a per diem Social Worker at the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Under the direction of Dr. Rene Elkin, the Bronx-Lebanon MS Center is the only Center in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis in the Bronx. This Center reaches a population in high-demand for MS care.


The Linda Morgante Multiple Sclerosis Care Center – Personnel Support

The Linda Morgante MS Care Center at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Ellen Drexler
Years Funded: 2016
Grants totaling: $35,280

www.maimonidesmed.org

This grant provides salary support for two Social Workers who are trained to assess and help each person depending on in his or her own situation and environment. The Linda Morgante Multiple Sclerosis Care Center brings together a multidisciplinary team to treat patients and has been recognized by the National MS Society as a "MS Center of Excellence."