Young Investigators Internship Program: Funding for 2014 Complete!

Just a few short weeks ago, we shared with you the amazing story of Ariana Garagozzo, an aspiring PWS researcher and sister to a young man with PWS. We are pleased to announce that funding for the 2014 Young Investigators Internship Program is complete! We appreciate the generous donors who have supported this program and we look forward to offering this opportunity on an annual basis.
2014 Young Investigators Internship Program Supporters: Carol Hanna and Ed Korn, Susan Hedstrom, Kevin Heller, Donna Plunkett, SJ Transportation Co, Anonymous Donors (3)

Topics: Research

Susan Hedstrom


Susan Hedstrom is the Executive Director for the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. Passionate about finding treatments for PWS, Susan joined FPWR in 2009 shortly after her son, Jayden, was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Rather than accepting PWS as it has been defined, Susan has chosen to work with a team of pro-active and tireless individuals to accelerate PWS research in order to change the natural history of PWS. Inspired by her first FPWR conference and the team of researchers that were working to find answers for the syndrome, she hosted her first One SMALL Step walk in 2010 and began the development of the One SMALL Step walk program which now raises over $1.5 million a year for PWS research.

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