By: Dr. James W. Stark

The recent journal of Neurology (Volume 79, Number 3, July 17th, 2012) has published three separate studies examining the role of vitamin D supplementation and disease activity in Multiple Sclerosis. All three studies demonstrated either a benefit to high vitamin D levels or a worsened outcome with low levels. Specifically, one study showed that patients with high vitamin D levels on IFN-B therapy had lower relapse rates, while another study came to the same...


Come join a supportive team of nurses and doctors in delivering cutting edge, healthcare to our patients.  We are a multi-disciplinary neurology practice and treatment center looking for a hard-working, dedicated individual.  We offer an excellent working environment and on-site training.  Full-time day shift with competitive salary and benefits offered.  Please fax resume to (212) 265-8194 or email , attention Alison. 


SAVE the DATE: OCTOBER 21st, 2012The MSRCNY will hold its 15th annual free patient symposium on Sunday, October 21st at The Hilton in New York City. The doors open at 8:30AM and talks will be from 9:30am to 2:30pm. This event is open to patients, family members and caregivers. For more information and to register go to:


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a statement regarding Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis also known as the "Liberation Procedure."  For patients who have expressed interest in CCSVI, please read their statement in the link below.  Your physicians at the IMSMP support the recommendations stated by the FDA.


THANK YOU to all who attended the 2012 Cocktails for a Cure.  This year's event was our most successful yet with over 500 tickets sold and more than $25,000.00 raised for research at the Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York!  Our deepest gratitude to Dana Schwartz and Ryan Cohen (pictured below).  This dynamic duo donates their time and collaborates on this event year after year!


Support MSRCNY and join us for Cocktails for a Cure 2012 where cocktails will flow...


Since the November 2011 announcement, there has been tremendous interest in the IRB approved stem cell trial for multiple sclerosis. Due to the overwhelming response, the IMSMP and MSRCNY hope to expand the study to include 40 participants instead of the initially approved 20. The first six participants have already been selected, but therapy will not be initiated until funding through grants and private donors has been obtained. There are certain inclusion and exclusion criteria that must...


Dr. Sylvie Destian spoke at this morning's Grand Rounds on the topic of 'Imaging of Multiple Sclerosis'. She is a neuroradiologist at SUNY Syracuse and will be associated with the new MRI facility on the 3rd floor. This talk focused primarily on specialized imaging techniques for the clinical evaluation of Multiple Sclerosis as well as techniques for MS research. She also discussed the various disorders which can appear similar to MS on MRI.


Please check out the center’s new Facebook page!  Click “LIKE” on the IMSMP’s site page and help support the battle against Multiple Sclerosis. You can also help spread the news of our page to friends and family by updating your status with a direct link to the page for others to see.


Dr. Ralph Benedict, Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Buffalo, spoke at Grand Rounds last week. The title of his talk was "Neuropsychological Impairment in MS: Brain MRI Metrics, Cognition and Personality Change". The talk was very informative and the discussion focused on ways to correlate cognitive dysfunction with a variety of MRI parameters.


Our third floor expansion plans are well under way!! We hope to have the MRI facility up and running after the New Year. For a preview, click on the link below, which leads to renditions provided by our architectural firm, Yoshihara McKee, who were also our original architects for the Center.



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