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Formation of The Brian Jackson Dystonia Research and Discovery Program at the Center for Brain Repair 

The Center for Brain Repair at the FSU College of Medicine is proud to announce the formation of The Brian Jackson Dystonia Research and Discovery Program at the Center for Brain Repair. The program is named in honor of Brian Jackson, son of Stefanie and Erwin Jackson of Tallahassee, and is supported by a sustaining gift from Stephanie and Erwin Jackson. Brian was diagnosed with generalized dystonia at the young age of 15. Surgical treatment with deep brain stimulation brought dramatic relief to Brian’s symptoms, and he graduated from FSU in 2012. The Jackson family’s gift is a part of their continuing effort to identify a cure for dystonia, and increase public awareness of this debilitating neurological disorder. As part of this effort, the Jacksons and the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation organize an annual Valentine’s Day fund-raiser for dystonia research to benefit the Brian Jackson Dystonia program. The Center for Brain Repair is directed by Dr. Pradeep Bhide and is in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. 

   

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