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Join the Friends of the Packard Center

The Friends of the Packard Center for ALS Research is an auxiliary of grassroots volunteers who want to become more involved in supporting the collaborative research efforts of the Packard Center. These partners in collaboration get involved in many ways: developing and coordinating fundraising events and materials, representing the Packard Center at various community events and gatherings, and sharing their talents to expand and strengthen the Center’s administrative and fundraising efforts.

This is a new endeavor for the Packard Center. Our goal is to recruit a strong group of volunteers who can help us promote the Center by acquainting the public with our mission and developing and maintaining fundraising projects to support those research efforts. Occasional volunteer assistance may also be needed in the following areas:

  • Supporting existing events such as the Fiesta 5K for ALS Research
  • Writing content for our newsletter, ALS Alert
  • Developing marketing materials such as information packets and brochures
  • Database support for our Convio Team Raiser system
  • General office support

For more information contact:

Suzie Connelly
Communications Officer

Tim Miller, MD, PhD

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Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Miller has determined part of the genetic program underlying the activation of inflammatory pathways in microglia. He will attempt to block this genetic program as a way to slow down progression of disease in an animal model of ALS, and then translate this type of therapy to treatment of human ALS.
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