How an Emory Researcher Benefited From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Last summer, as millions of people worldwide posted Facebook and YouTube videos of themselves taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in the name of raising funds and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, skeptics wondered if all that social media hype would translate into something tangible. Short answer: Yes. The challenge raised $115 million for the ALS Association, which in October announced initial grants of almost $22 million to researchers, including Dr. Jonathan Glass, faculty member in Neuroscience, who directs the Emory ALS Center.
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