How We’re Organized
While the Robert Packard Center exists within the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, roughly two-thirds of our amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) investigators are from other institutions. The Center’s director, science director, scientific advisors and operating committee advise and shape ALS research activities.
Board of Governors
Scientific Advisory Board
Day-To-Day Operations, Worldwide Collaboration
Outside of the laboratory, our science director, administrative director, research program coordinator and two development officers oversee the Center's day-to-day operating. We hold monthly investigators’ meetings – required brainstorming sessions where grantees, advisors and colleagues share ideas and critique each others’ work. In the spring, our annual symposium brings the entire Center worldwide together for ALS research summaries and guest lectures.
Information Through the ALS Alert Newsletter
Our e-newsletter and e-mail updates bring research news to ALS patients and families and Center friends. Click here if you would like to subscribe to email updates from the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Nonprofit Status Through Johns Hopkins University
Under the auspices of the Johns Hopkins University nonprofit status, we are an organization funded entirely by donations. We receive no government funding.