The Society seeks to attract and train promising young investigators and doctors into the field of MS by supporting the training of postdoctoral fellows in studies related to MS in its efforts to end MS forever. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.
The Ralph I. Straus Award for Multiple Sclerosis was established at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 1973 "...to be given to that scientist, or those scientists, of any nationality whatsoever, whose published research shall have resulted in the development of an effective and specific method of preventing or arresting multiple sclerosis in man." The donor of funds to create this award, the late Mr. Ralph I. Straus, was a well known New York City philanthropist who was president of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1948-1952.
The Progressive MS Alliance is connecting resources and experts around the world to find answers and develop solutions to end progressive MS. The Alliance drives scientific progress through funding the best research wherever it exists, with the ultimate goal of realizing the development of new treatments for people with MS.