On May 6, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation hosted an awareness-building event near its headquarters in Charlottesville. Attendees included the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Council and staff as well as focused ultrasound clinicians, researchers, patients, donors and supporters.

“Providing an opportunity for a diverse group of stakeholders to meet each other and learn more about focused ultrasound is a prime example of how the Foundation works,” observed Foundation Chairman Dr. Neal Kassell. “It’s an approach that’s enabled us to become a leader in venture philanthropy and the nation’s largest non-governmental source of funding for focused ultrasound research.”

During the event, Tom Queen, a patient in the Foundation-funded Parkinson’s clinical trial, described the impact of his treatment, and Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell commented on the importance of providing public funding for the advancement of innovative medical technology.

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