FINANCING OF A BUDGET FOR ONE POSITION AS NEUROLOGY UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER FOR THE FACILITY OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURIN ON THE AMIOTROFIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS
The ALS Centre of Turin of the I Neurological Clinic of the University of Turin, managed by Prof. Adriano Chiò, grown exponentially in the quantity of work and diversification of objectives. Since its establishment, assistance and clinical research have been its main objectives. It therefore seems necessary to increase the staff, structured in such a manner to ascertain the execution of the assistance activities, but also and particularly, on the ALS research.
The Vialli and Mauro Foundation is committed to provide 45.000 € for each year. Agreement signed with the Turin University valid for 10 years, specifically Dr. Andrea Calvo, was hired in the role of full-time researcher from 15/12/2010.
Proud to inform you that Dr. Calvo is part of the international team of experts, coordinated by Prof. Chiò, that in March 2014 has identified a new gene that causes ALS.