Research - University of Maryland

University of Maryland

The Blazeman Foundation for ALS and the NICHD Brain and Tissue Bank have joined efforts to speed research on ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

The study of post-mortem tissue from individuals with ALS is critical to finding the cause of ALS. If you have decided to become a potential tissue donor, you are encouraged to register with the NICHD Brain and Tissue Bank. Preregistration allows for speedy recovery of tissue. Time is critical for the recovery of tissue and should be completed within 24 hours after death.

More information and how to register is available on the University of Maryland website. We have created a brochure explaining the program that can be shared with pALS and their families. Please see our letter that was distributed to ALS Clinic Directors to be shared with pALS and their families.

 Awarding of Grant to Expand Acquisition Project - Dec 2014
 Acquisition Renewal Proposal - Nov 2014 and Budget Justification
 Update - October
 Letter of Thanks from BMF - Jan 2014
 Continued Funding of Tissue Acquisition Project - Nov 2013
 Baltimore Magazine Article - Nov 2012

Dr Ron Zielke - NICHD Brain and Tissue Bank
 Acknowledgement and Thanks from the BMF - Feb 2012
 Grant Application - Dec 2011
 Project Proposal - Nov 2011