Tremor Gram – September 2019

Our August Teleconference is Online

If you missed our August teleconference you can still catch it online.

“ET Research: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?”  was recorded and is posted on the IETF website. Dr. Holly Shill, director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix), talked about research findings, big and small. A couple of takeaways: people with essential tremor are not at high risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, and resistance training may actually benefit tremor.

The recording can be heard free through the IETF website, or you can use the following number and code to listen by phone: 1-862-902-0129, access code is 31376648. (Note: this is NOT a toll-free number so long-distance rates may apply).

Applications Open for Spring Scholarships

Current or college-bound students who have been diagnosed with essential tremor (ET) are encouraged to apply for a college scholarship from the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF).

Each semester, the IETF awards four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors or current college students to support their higher education goals. The IEFT launched the Catherine Rice Scholarship Program in 2011 to provide hope and support for students with ET, and to lessen their financial burden. It honors the IETF’s former executive director who was passionate about helping students with ET.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic success, community service, leadership skills and an essay submission. Applications and more details are available on the IETF website. The application deadline is October 31, 2019. Winners will be announced by December 15, 2019.

If you are a college student with ET, please apply. If you are a parent, grandparent or friend of a college student with ET, share this information!

Congratulations to our fall 2019 scholarship recipients: Elizabeth Carroll, Anna Easley, Alyssa Jones and Madison Young.

Help Shine a Light on ET Research

Research is the best hope for a brighter tomorrow for people living with essential tremor (ET) and those who care about them. That’s why the IETF is shining a light on essential tremor research.

Until there are more effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, we’re committed to helping our ET community by advocating for more research, recruiting for more studies and funding grants.

Each year, the IETF awards research grants crucial to getting us closer to the answers and keeping the hope of a bright future alive for people diagnosed with ET. Thanks to your generosity, to date the IETF has awarded more than $800,000 in grants toward research.

Please join us in advancing this vital research by making a donation. We want to see every person living with ET living life to the fullest with no limitations or stigmas from a condition that is often not understood. We know you do, too.

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