University of Pennsylvania Researcher Awarded $240,000 for Multiple Sclerosis Research

A Pennsylvania researcher will receive $240,000 to continue his study of impaired vision and fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and American Academy of Neurology Foundation Clinician-Scientist Development Award. Salim Chahin, MD, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia was awarded the fellowship for his work investigating the relationship between a loss of cells in the retina and impaired vision and fatigue in patients with MS.

The 3-year award will consist of an annual salary of $75,000, plus $5,000 per year in educational expenses. The award is designed to encourage MS clinical research with the goal of providing better treatment, prevention or cure of the disease.

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