Join the ALS Community in Indianapolis, Evansville and Ft. Wayne. Registration IS NOW OPEN
Location: Lawrenceburg, IN (Downtown)
Our Research Update provides a platform for patients, families and the community to learn about and discuss current trends in ALS treatment and research. This is a free event with complimentary dinner and the opportunity to meet vendors and supporters of the ALS Association Indaina Chapter who are working to improve the lives of all those affected by ALS.
Rick Bedlack grew up in a small town in central Connecticut. He went to college at William and Mary in Virginia, then back to Connecticut for an MD and PhD in Neuroscience at UConn. Finally, he came to Duke where he completed his Medicine internship, Neurology Residency, Neuromuscular Fellowship, and Masters in Clinical Research Science.
He is currently a Professor of Neurology at Duke and Director of the Duke ALS Clinic. He has won awards for teaching and patient care, including best Neurology teacher at Duke, Health Care Hero, Strength Hope and Caring Award, America’s Best Doctor, the American Academy of Neurology Patient Advocate of the Year and the Rasmussen ALS Patient Advocate of the Year.
He has received research grants, participated in clinical trials, and published more than 100 articles. He is a past Chair of the North American ALS Research Group (ALSRG) and leader of the international ALSUntangled Program which utilizes social networking to investigate alternative and off label treatment options for patients with ALS.
Outside of work, he has walked the runway at men's fashion week in Paris, played in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, and hit multiple "hole in ones" while golfing. He lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Shelly and two mischievous cats.
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For more information on how to volunteer, participate, or sponsor, Contact Alicia Frank, Manager of Fundraising and Special Events at firstname.lastname@example.org 317-915-9888 Ext. 9 or Judith Williams, Director of Development at email@example.com.
Hold a bake sale, movie night or chili cook-off to raise funds that will help create a world without ALS.