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Anyone Anywhere Can Raise Funds to Speed Research for Prader-Willi Syndrome

Community members from coast to coast are finding easy ways to make supporting PWS research FUN! A 1-mile kids race, a friendly kickball tournament, an uncle's bike ride across America, and an individual Ironman are just four examples of our community rising together to raise critical funds for PWS research while doing what they love!

Uncle Paul Cycles America to Build Awareness of PWS

Paul Golub’s 30th anniversary working for Walmart in Athens, GA, was just around the corner, when his upper management approached him and asked what he would like to do to celebrate the occasion. After spending some time thinking about it, he remembered something that his brother Larry had suggested about 5 years back — that they should ride their bikes coast to coast someday. 

Why I Believe We Are Entering a Golden Age of Medicine

In 1869, scientists isolated DNA for the first time. In 1953, they identified its double-helix structure. In the late 1970’s bone marrow transplantation was introduced, and entire immune systems (genes) were replaced as means to cure some blood cancers. In 2003, the human genome was sequenced.  FPWR’s own director of research programs, Theresa Strong, worked on that project with Dr...

PWS Mindfulness and Meditation Trailblazer Singh To Speak at 2019 Conference

The ability to regulate emotions is an essential skill for a happy life, and for many of us this can be challenging to accomplish! When left unmanaged, high levels of stress can lead to both mental and physical ailments which is why learning coping strategies is important for long term health.

Camaraderie & Joy : Walking in Washington, DC

I recently had the joy of attending the One SMALL Step walk in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2019. 

Being that I am involved daily in the One SMALL Step community, often helping in the background with technology, logistics, communications and coaching, one might think that by now I am used to the camaraderie, joy, feeling of acceptance and love that comes from attending a One SMALL Step event.  But with each One SMALL Step event that I attend or host, the feelings never fade or dull, they only grow stronger.

Multidisciplinary PWS Doctor Duis To Share Treatment Expertise at 2019 Conference

Are you excited about the upcoming FPWR conference this October in New Orleans? We are! And here is just one more reason this year’s conference should not be missed: Dr. Jessica Duis.

Dr. Theresa Strong Joins Scientific Advisory Board of Saniona

 

FPWR works closely with several clinical trial sponsors in order to help companies understand the medical needs and challenges of PWS, provide input into study protocols and educate the community about trial opportunities...

FPWR Announces First Round of 2019 Grant Awards for PWS Research [VIDEO]

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research announces our first round of Research Awards in 2019 totaling $786,000. FPWR is dedicated to supporting research that advances the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and to that end, has awarded over $12,000,000 to research since 2003.

PWS Clinical Trial Webinar: Mindfulness for Temper Outbursts in PWS

A new study is now enrolling people with PWS ages 13 to 30 years old and their caregivers to participate in a study to evaluate the use of Mindfulness-based intervention for the treatment of temper outbursts. A live webinar was conducted May 6th which shared details of the study, what you can expect if you choose to participate, and eligibility criteria for participation. The presentation is about 15 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. You can watch the complete presentation by clicking on the embedded video...

Improving Clarity of Speech in PWS [2018 CONFERENCE VIDEO]

This blog is based on a presentation at the FPWR 2018 conference. You can watch the complete presentation by clicking on the embedded video. In case you don't have time to watch the full video, we've included a full transcript below. You can also watch the full set of conference videos on YouTube.