Dedicated to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and to improving the lives of those living with multiple sclerosis
The OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center is one of the nation’s leaders is MS research. Over 40 laboratory and clinician scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research assistants and research nurses work together on a variety of research projects all aimed at finding new treatments for MS.
The MS Center of Oregon has an annual research budget of over $2.5 million. We receive grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, National MS Society, Nancy Davis Foundation for MS, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
The MS Collaborative Research Group (MSCRG)
The MS Collaborative Research Group (MSCRG) was initiated in 2008 with a five year grant from the National MS Society. The MSCRG brings together five laboratories under the direction of Drs. Dennis Bourdette, Michael Forte, Gary Banker, Lawrence Sherman and William Rooney to understand why axons die in MS and to develop new therapies to prevent axonal degeneration.