Research is key to improving the lives of individuals with Angelman syndrome and to finding a cure. As the largest non-governmental funder of Angelman syndrome-specific research, the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF) has invested more than $6 million in Angelman syndrome research to date, supporting more than 78 projects worldwide in the quest to find treatments and a cure. Treatments resulting from the ASF’s $6.2 million investment in research help individuals with Angelman syndrome live better lives today and lead to better lives tomorrow, but requires ongoing financial support.
On the heels of the 2014 National Walk, which to date has raised nearly $1.1 million to fund AS research and family support services, the ASF has issued a $1 million call for AS research proposals. One- or two-year grants will be awarded for amounts of up to $100,000 per year, focusing on preclinical, translational or clinical research areas that investigate all aspects of AS. Click here for more information, and click here for a list of current and past ASF-funded research.
To honor Dr. Joseph E. Wagstaff, a gifted pediatrician, medical geneticist and researcher who committed his life to the AS community, the ASF created the Joseph E. Wagstaff Postdoctoral Fellowship to support young researchers who are embarking on a career of AS research. Fostering their interest in AS research for the long term, the Wagstaff Fellowship awards $110,000 over two years, and the ASF recently issued its call for applications. Click here to learn more.
The ASF brings together the best and brightest in AS research every year by funding the ASF Scientific Symposium, the largest gathering of AS researchers of its kind. AS researchers collaborate and discuss their research at the Symposium, seeking to advance understanding and treatment development for AS. The 2014 Scientific Symposium includes the Dup15q Alliance, given the close molecular relationship between AS and Dup15q, in hopes that it leads to mutually productive collaboration. Click here to learn more about the 2014 Scientific Symposium.
Send a Note of Gratitude to AS researchers
AS researchers have devoted their careers to finding treatments and a cure for Angelman syndrome. When they could have worked in hundreds of other fields of scientific research and discovery, they chose AS—and because of that choice, our loved ones with AS are living better lives today with the hope of even better lives tomorrow.
Use the form below to send a note of gratitude, and the ASF will share your message with AS researchers at the upcoming Scientific Symposium.