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    Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Announces Expansion of Medical Advisory Board

    Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Announces Expansion of Medical Advisory Board

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is pleased to announce the expansion of their Medical Advisory Board. The Board members were chosen because they are specialists in or have an interest in Multiple Sclerosis. The medical advisory board is comprised of board certified specialists in areas of Occupational Therapy, Alternative Medicine, Women's Health, Neurology, Psychology, Psychiatry and Internal Medicine.

    "The expansion of the medical advisory board into all facets of medicine and complementary medicine mirrors the direction of the programs offered by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation," said Tammi Robinson, Director of Program Services. "We are honored to have such a well balanced and renowned medical board to guide us into 2002 and help create A Brighter Tomorrow(TM) for those afflicted with MS."

    The Medical Board is comprised of the following physicians:

    David Squillacote, M.D., Neurologist is senior medical advisor to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation since 1996. Trained as a Neurologist at the University of Miami, Dr. Squillacote subsequently completed fellowships in both Clinical Multiple Sclerosis and Neurological Intensive Care. He is currently the Director of Regional Scientific Services for Allergan/Botox.

    Samer E. Kaba, M.D. is a neurologist, with additional training in neuro- immunology (multiple sclerosis) and in neuro-oncology. He was assistant professor of neurology and neuro-oncology at the University of Arkansas for medical sciences before leaving academic medicine to enter private practice at Neurology and Headache Specialists of Atlanta. Dr. Kaba has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters in the fields of neuro-immunology and neuro-oncology. He is a principal and co-investigator of several MS trials. He is an active member of many professional and scientific societies including the American Academy of Neurology, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society for Neuro-Oncology.

    William L. Mundy, M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Mundy is Vice- President of the MSF Board of Directors. Extensive training has widely and continually enhanced Dr. Mundy's interest and expertise in psychosomatic disease, both individual and group psychotherapy, gestalt, transactional analysis, hypnosis, biofeedback, psychodrama and neuro-linguistic programming. He has lectured and conducted workshops for health professionals and lay audiences in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe. Dr. Mundy maintains a private practice specializing in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Psychosomatic Disease.

    Jennie Q. Lou, M.D., M.Sc., OTR/L is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Associate Professor of Public Health at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Lou has unique training and extensive experience in the fields of neurology, neuroscience, and occupational therapy. Her clinical and research areas include the application of neurotrophic factors in promoting regeneration and sprouting of nerves in neurodegenerative diseases, and clinical trials on evaluating the effectiveness of specific rehabilitative interventions and wellness/health promotion programs for people who live with neurological disorders.

    Traci Seidman, Ph D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private family practice in Sunrise, Florida. She combines cognitive and behavioral techniques with a strong background in psychophysiology and psychopharmacology to understand and treat psychological and adjustment disorders. Her focus is on helping people achieve positive adaptations to many life events including chronic illness, pain and disabilities.

    Randy S. Rovins, D.O.M., D.Ac. A.P., is a graduate of the National College of Oriental Medicine, Orlando, FL, and holds advanced degrees in Holistic Healthcare. He has completed clinical clerkships in Santa Fe, NM and Orlando, FL with a specialty in TCM Obstetrics and Gynecology. He continues in private practice at Complementary Medical Associates, P.A.

    Established in 1986, with national headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) is a publicly funded 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation's mission is to ensure the best quality of life today for those coping with Multiple Sclerosis by providing extensive support and educational programs. The Foundation's programs include subsidized temporary homecare, women's wellness, the annual A Brighter Tomorrow(TM) grant, assistive technology, independent support groups, national toll-free helplines, Internet helpline, MSFOCUS quarterly magazine, Internet library and more.

    For additional information about the Foundation's programs call toll-free 1-888-MSFOCUS (673-6287). For all other information, visit our web site at or call 1-800-225-6495.

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