Support for Medical Research
In 2009, Richard Rainwater was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a neurodegenerative brain disease that has no known cause, treatment or cure. It affects nerve cells that control walking, balance, mobility, vision, speech and swallowing.
As a result of this diagnosis, the Rainwater Charitable Foundation expanded its focus to include this emerging field of PSP medical research. Mr. Rainwater assembled a team of the leading physicians and researchers from around the world and charged them with working together innovatively to find a cure for PSP. This group of over thirty principal investigators, dubbed the Tau Consortium, researches the causes, progression and potential treatments of this disease.
The Rainwater Prize Program for Neurodegenerative Disease Research launches November 5th 2018!
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