Fierce Biotech - "Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Awarded More Than $5 Million from NIH To Study Neurological Voice Disorder"

New York, NY
 – March 14, 2013  –– 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Awarded More Than $5 Million from NIH To Study Neurological Voice Disorder Kristina Simonyan, MD, PhD, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has received more than $5 million from the National Institutes of Health to study spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological disorder characterized by vocal cord spasms. "Spasmodic dysphonia can have a terrible impact on quality of life, often causing emotional stress, social embarrassment, isolation, and even loss of employment," said Dr. Simonyan, who is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai. "A better understanding of the disease and how to treat it is desperately needed to help us find a cure, rather than only treating the symptoms of it."
-Dr. Kristina Simonyan, Associate Professor, Neurology, Otolaryngology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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