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University of Buffalo and The Boston Home Working Together on Clinical Trials

University of Buffalo and The Boston Home Working Together on Clinical Trials

Faculty members from the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo (BNAC) visited The Boston Home in June to meet with Chief Executive Officer, Christine Reilly, Director of TBH Institute and Rehabilitation Services, Alex Burnham, Director of Nursing Services, Jessica Reilly, Associate Director of Operations, David Young-Hong, and Boston Home residents.

The Boston Home (TBH) and the faculty from BNAC plan to engage in a series of clinical trials over the next few years to help develop neuroimaging models and possible markers that might better define progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) beyond clinical manifestation of symptoms. 

In addition to expanding imaging data for research and clinical modeling, it is a goal for TBH residents to have more proactive engagement with their own neurologists to document functional changes in the future with better-quality neuroimaging and disease-modifying therapy options as these become more available for people with progressive MS.

Larry Montani, BNAC Advisory Council member and brother of the late TBH resident Mary Jo Montani invited BNAC Director Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, and his colleagues Michael Dwyer, PhD, Director of Technical Imaging; and physicist Ferdinand Schweser, PhD, Director of MRI Sequence Development to visit The Boston Home.

Photo left to right: Alex Burnham; Michael Dwyer; Robert Zivadinov; Ferdinand Schweser; Christine Reilly; Jessica Reilly, Larry Montani; David Young-Hong.