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November 29, 2007 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2007-11-29

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cliolideig Sampler

Sunday
December 2nd
11 am to 2 pm

Battling ALS

$1 million pledged
to Wayne State.

Shopping,
live music, & fun for
the entire family &
sales, sales, sales!

im Hiller, CEO of Hiller's
Markets, is funding criti-
cally needed research for ALS
(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), com-
monly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Hiller, who lost his mother to the
disease in 2000, has pledged $1 mil-
lion to establish the Hiller ALS Clinic
and Research Center at Wayne State
University in Detroit. This gift strength-
ens WSU's neurology research pro-
grams and the Wayne First capital cam-
paign at the WSU School of Medicine.
The Hiller ALS
Clinic and Research
Center will focus on
comprehensive team-
centered research
and patient care
while collaborat-
ing extensively with
other universities and
Jim Hiller
programs.
The department
chairman is Dr. Bob Lisak. Dr. Richard
Lewis and Dr. Jeffiey Loeb are also on
staff.
Lewis, Wayne State professor and
associate chair of neurology, is the
director of the Hiller ALS Center.
According to him, such research
approaches are critical and multidisci-
plinary teams that include neurologists,
therapists, genetic counselors and basic
science researchers allow for optimal
treatment plans for ALS.
ALS is a fatal disease that attacks
the central nervous system and causes
motor neurons to die in the brain and
spinal cord. This results in paralysis
and increasingly difficult breathing, as
the body is unable to follow the brain's
instructions, causing loss of muscle
control and eventual atrophy through-
out the body.
"There are few disorders that are
so debilitating and upsetting as ALS.
With no cure in sight, it is critical that
we work to maintain the best pos-
sible treatments and quality of life for
patients in the clinic',' Lewis said.
"It is equally important to creatively
investigate basic scientific aspects of
the disease in hopes of developing novel
therapies. Mr. Hiller is enabling us to
search for such a breakthrough" E

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For more information about the Hiller ALS

Clinic and Research Center, go to

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