Uplifting Athletes will honor Project ALS-funded Columbia University researcher Emily Lowry, PhD, with one of its first five Young Investigator Awards. Uplifting Athletes, a nonprofit organization, uses sports to raise awareness and fund research for rare diseases. Their chapters are run by current student-athletes at universities across the country.
The award will be given during the Inaugural Young Investigator Draft, which will be held at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on August 18th, 2018. Uplifting Athletes will donate a $10,000 grant to Dr. Lowry to further fund her research in ALS drug testing at the Project ALS Pre-Clinical Core at Columbia University. The event will honor accomplished and promising scientists, such as Dr. Lowry, and not only provide them with funding but with a platform to share their research and future plans.
Tickets for the event are available online at give.upliftingathletes.org/YID2018. Use the promocode “PROJECTALS2018” to receive $50 off a ticket. The event will include food, beer and wine as well as stadium and locker room tours of Lincoln Financial Field.
The current issue of Neuroscience journal is dedicated to the staggering contributions to science made by longtime Project ALS Research Advisory Board Chair Thomas M. Jessell, PhD, before his death from the rare neurodegenerative disease progressive supranuclear palsy on April 28, 2019, at 67.