The donation continues the Eastern Star’s long history of generosity to OMRF, with gifts totaling $382,424.
Berkley is board certified in neurology and sees patients in OMRF’s Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence.
The award-winning Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence at OMRF is one of the preeminent MS research and treatment centers in the world.
In MS, immune cells attack the protective covering of nerves in the brain, causing vision problems, tremors, paralysis, painful spasms, imbalance and cognitive changes.
OMRF researchers found that, in laboratory mice, a particular white blood cell seems to play a key role in MS.
The Scheinberg Award recognizes research excellence in the field of neurorehabiliation in MS.