Advancing Possibilities in ET Research
Each July, the IETF zeros in on essential tremor (ET) research. It’s one of the most important components of our mission.
We know that without research, we can’t move forward to provide a better quality of life for the millions of people impacted by ET. The answer is out there. It’s just waiting to be discovered.
To date, the IETF has dedicated more than $900,000 to ET research through annual grants to researchers and clinicians studying the pathophysiology and etiology of ET. We want to continue this great work, but we need your help.
Please consider a donation to the ET Research Fund. Your gift of any amount can make a meaningful impact. And when you donate to research, 100 percent of your donation goes to the research fund.
Together we can achieve the extraordinary. Thank you for playing such an important role in advancing possibilities for the ET community.
ET Medical Alert Cards are Available Online
The IETF has made it easy and convenient for you to receive a personalized Essential Tremor Medical Alert Card. We have a template setup on our website that allows you to fill in your information and print your card right from your own home!
The card states, “I have a condition called Essential Tremor” and explains what ET is. It includes a section where you can list an emergency contact, your doctor’s name and any allergies or other medical conditions.
The cards are free to anyone in the ET community. Carry them in your wallet or billfold in the event of an emergency or to show to others who might have questions about your condition.
Click here to see the template and print yours today!
IETF Awards Fall Scholarships
Congratulations to our fall 2022 Catherine Rice Scholarship recipients! They are:
- Maria Hermosillo Arrieta, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Deborah Davison, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
- BreAnne Hamby, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
- Megan McFadden, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Each of these students received $1,000 to use toward tuition, books, or supplies at their institutions of higher education. To date, the IETF has awarded $63,000 in scholarship money to college students with essential tremor.
We are now taking applications for spring 2023 scholarships. Learn more about the scholarship criteria and see the application form on our website.
Scholarships are made possible by your donations and funds from the Lois and John Lichliter Estate.
10 thoughts on “Tremor Gram – July 2022”
It appears That The Essential Tremor Foundation has a policy of reverse discrimination in relation to Scholarship programs. There is not a single white person shown in the candidates that received a scholarship, this is not right, children of every race should in included. This offends me. I have brought this to your attention previously but it appears it did no good.
This is not the case. We have awarded scholarships to students of all ages and races, and to those who live both in the US and outside the US. We don’t list ALL of our past recipients on the website so you cannot see all of them. We have a committee who grades the scholarships based on criteria including GPA, leadership, community service, and of course, they must have been diagnosed with essential tremor. I have included a couple of links here where you can see the scholarship essays and photos from a couple of our recipients. Here is one from Brandon: https://essentialtremor.org/from-despair-to-triumph/ This is a link to Maria’s. https://essentialtremor.org/?s=Maria+Arrieta+Hermosillo
After reading the readers comments, I followed your directions to see different races to include causations and other races. Unfortunately, I have to agree with the reader.
In this day of race appearing to dominate people’s thinking…your editors and publishers might consider the foresight to step cautiously and include Americans of ALL races in a universal picture.
As your depiction of teenagers with essential tremors stands, the disease does not affect ALL races…so I am sure this impression effects donations.
At this time, I have to agree with the reader. A new graphic design of students receiving scholarships would be a worthwhile consideration to your bottom line.
Thank you for your input. This depiction of graduates of all races in this graphic allows students to know that the scholarships are open to students of all races. We are inviting all students with essential tremor, to apply for our scholarships. ET does affect people of different races all over the world. We know that if students see themselves in a picture or other visual, they feel included and represented and we want them to feel included and represented. We have awarded scholarships to students of different races and we would like to award more of those.
The 4 students in the picture are just a “stock image”. See:
Take a look at the bio of each of the 4 students, they’re about as diverse as the US.
Thank you for your feedback. We have awarded scholarships to students of all ages and races, and to those who live both in the US and outside the US. We don’t list ALL of our past recipients on the website so you cannot see all of them. We have a committee who grades the scholarships based on criteria including GPA, leadership, community service, and of course, they must have been diagnosed with essential tremor. I have included a links here where you can see the scholarship essays and photos from a couple of our recipients. Here is one from Brandon: https://essentialtremor.org/from-despair-to-triumph/ This is a link to Maria’s. https://essentialtremor.org/?s=Maria+Arrieta+Hermosillo
Any update on potential medication trials?
Particularly CR 8383
It’d be hopeful to always include trial updates in your newsletter
Thank you for your service
We certainly try to include clinical trials in our newsletter, although some are restricted to certain areas of the country. We typically list them on our website and send emails to individuals who live in the areas where they are taking place. Check our website for the clinical trials we currently have listed: https://essentialtremor.org/what-we-do/research/research-recruitment/
How can I download the emergency card? I ordered it.
Here is the direct link. Scroll down the page and complete the form, then print it. https://essentialtremor.org/medical-alert-card/
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