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08/03/2011

We are very pleased to report that Rebecca, a nurse at the IMSMP for several years, has completed her Nurse Practitioner training! Rebecca continued her exemplary work here while going to school, which is an impressive feet on its own. In her new role, Rebecca will work closely with Dr. Sadiq, as well as provide general medical services to employees. She will also join the team at Roosevelt Hospital, rounding on inpatients and participating at clinic.

08/03/2011

We are pleased to announce that construction has resumed on the first part of our expansion! MS Imaging of New York will consist of two 3-tesla MRI machines, which will provide exceptional quality images just steps away from your physician's office. Patients can choose to have their MRI right before their doctor's visit so that they will no longer have to wait to review the images with their physician. Furthermore, MRI's may be incorporated into emergency visits if necessary to expedite... more

08/03/2011

Congratulations to our employee of the month, Jennifer Norman! Jennifer has worked tirelessly as our comptroller to secure funding for expansion and to manage the human resources needs of our ever-growing staff. Moreover, as a first for our organization, Jennifer deferred the honor to recognize her colleague, Umar Sadiq, for all of his work.

Congratulations to both of them!

08/01/2011

A stem cell trial in the United Kingdom has just received funding to initiate a phase II trial. This study will treat relapsing-remitting patients with autologous, mesenchymal stem cells administered intravenously. This study is similar to the MSRCNY stem cell proposal, except that, in the MSRCNY planned trial, we will be using neural progenitor cells which are derived from mesenchymal stem cells  and the cells would be administered intrathecally (directly into the spinal fluid). We eagerly... more

08/01/2011

Dr. Andrew Sylvester presented the following article at Journal Club this week: “Differential effects of fingolimod (FTY720) on immune cells in the CSF and blood of patients with MS” by Kowarik et al in Neurology (2011). The discussion focused on the effect of fingolimod on various immune cell types in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid.

07/22/2011

We are saddened to report that Amber Peskin, a valued nurse here for over three years, will be leaving the practice in mid-August. As some of you know, Amber is a new mom and wanted to relocate back to her hometown of New Orleans to be closer to her family. We all wish Amber the best and will miss her very much.

07/22/2011

Dr. Subramaniam Sriram, from Vanderbilt University, spoke at Grand Rounds this week. His topic was the role of the innate immune system in the development and pathogenesis of MS and he spoke a good deal about his research on nitric oxide. Following his presentation, we discussed how Methotrexate modulates nitric oxide pathways and may be an additional mechanism of its benefit in progressive forms of MS. We will be supplying Dr. Sriram with frozen CSF samples of patients before and after... more

07/22/2011

We are very pleased to announce that the IMSMP/MSRCNY has had eight posters accepted at this year’s ECTRIMS conference. ECTRIMS is the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis and this year’s meeting will be in Amsterdam in October. Dr. Sadiq and several laboratory personnel will be in attendance. http://www.ectrims.eu/

05/29/2011

After speaking with the FDA, they have asked for additional long term safety experiments in a larger animal model.  This process will occur over the course of 2 years and cost an estimated 3 million dollars.  We are now going to start the process of obtaining funding to conduct these experiments.

We thank you for your understanding and hope you will help support our ongoing research at MSRCNY.

05/29/2011

We're very excited that construction is underway on our 3rd floor expansion!

Please excuse the noise and appearance while we undergo this transition. 

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