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The International Essential Tremor Foundation Funds Ground-Breaking Essential Tremor Research
Date:6/5/2013

Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will fund three essential tremor (ET) research grants totaling nearly $85,000 this year. Grant funding was provided to the IETF from its own members, people directly affected by this life-altering neurological condition.

“The IETF and Board of Directors are pleased and excited to announce the funding of these ET research projects,” says Catherine Rice, IETF Executive Director. “This research is yet another step toward developing better treatment options for those with ET and, one day, finding the cause of the condition. Funding ET research now is critical in order to help the millions of people around the world with ET.”

Erika Augustine, MD, University of Rochester, Rochester NY was awarded $25,000 for her proposal entitled, “Clinical characteristics of essential tremor and enhanced physiological tremor in childhood”. Dr. Augustine will work with children between the ages of 5 and 18, focusing on the similarities and differences between ET and Enhanced Physiological Tremor (ePT), another common form of tremor in children.

Carlo Menon, PhD, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, CANADA was fully funded with a $24,992 grant for his proposal entitled, “An innovative damping exoskeleton approach to essential tremor treatment”. This project explores a new assistive device for ET that utilizes state-of-the-art wearable robotics
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