CADASIL Summer Research Scholarship

CADASIL is a rare, genetic disease that is both vascular and neurologic in nature. The cureCADASIL Association is offering a CADASIL Summer Research Scholarship to a student working in CADASIL research each year. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students and provides $5,000 to the chosen student. All details are more

Leukodystrophy Care Network Clinical Issues Survey

Imagine your child experiencing an unexplained sudden loss of basic functions – a toddler who once constantly walked and ran, suddenly stumbling with each step; an infant with a healthy appetite, who once smiled and cooed, now crying inconsolably for every waking hour and only eating a few ounces of more

Spanish Interpreter

The United Leukodystrophy Foundation is delighted to welcome Marcie Flores as its Spanish interpreter!  Marcie’s son is affected by 4 H syndrome, and the family lives in the Chicago area. Marcie now serves with the ULF as a resource for Spanish-speaking families with questions about leukodystrophy. She can be reached more

Research Grants Awarded

The United Leukodystrophy Foundation is proud to announce its grants, which were recently awarded to two prominent researchers for their promising projects: Dr. Adeline Vanderver with Children’s National Health System for her study of “Unclassified Leukodystrophie and Leukoencephalopathies: Compassionate Access to State-of-the-art Diagnostic Care.” Dr. Weston Miller at the University of Minnesota for his work on more

X-ALD Newborn Screening News!

It’s official!  On February 16th, Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, accepted the Advisory Committee of Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children's recommendation to expand the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP) to include the addition of X-ALD. This does not require states to test newborns for the disease, as more

Save the Dates!

Save the dates for the 2016 ULF Annual Conference and plan to join us! Scientific Symposium — July 28 Family Conference — July 28-30 Embassy Suites Downtown/Old Market in Omaha, Nebraska — Room rate of $129 A fabulous wrap-up celebration will be held at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Enjoy the antics of penguins and the thrill of cocktails more

William Kintner, D.Min., Th.M., LMFT

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. William Kintner on Sunday January 3, 2016. Dr. Kintner was involved with the ULF since the early 1980’s. He served as the Board Vice President from 1986 to 2012. Bill was elected President of the more

Alexander Disease

We thank Dr. Albee Messing with the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for sharing two webinars and a podcast with updates on research on Alexander Disease. We hope that you will find this information useful:

2015 Benefit Drawing Winners!

Congratulations to Our Benefit Drawing Winners! A big thank you goes out to all of you who entered the ULF's Annual Benefit Drawing! We received thousands of entries. The winners of our 2015 Benefit and their prizes are:  Maria Guerrero in MA - Handmade quilt by Anita Lewis  John Kelley in PA -- Lenova more

Well-deserved Award for Ann Moser

At its conference in Boston in October, ALD Connect announced the new “Ann B. Moser ALD Community Award”, an honor which recognizes unusually impactful contributions to the ALD community at-large or major milestones in the history of the disease. This award was established in recognition of Mrs. Moser’s dedication to leukodystrophy more