Merry Christmas and thank you to everyone who supported our Research Tree Campaign - you helped us to raise £662.36. Can you find your name in our tree?
The Ménière’s Society Research Programme supports vital research into vestibular disorders. We receive no government funding and yet one in ten people are affected by dizziness at some stage during their life.
To-date we have distributed in the region of £0.6million into vestibular research, thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters. Our research funds have covered a variety of projects including a major clinical trial comparing the use of gentamicin versus steroid for the treatment of Ménière’s disease; the results of which are eagerly anticipated.
As of November 2015, we are currently funding a number of research projects, including:
The identification of rare allelic variants in familial Ménière’s disease at the University of Granada (Spain) which we hope will lead to a better understanding of the genetic cause of Ménière’s
Acceptance in adjustment to Ménière’s (University of Southampton)
Model of semicircular canals for management of complex BPPV cases (Imperial College London)
Living with Ménière’s: understanding patients’ experiences of mental health wellbeing (University of Exeter)
What the donations can do...
In order to boost our research reserves so we can continue to support leading, cross-disciplinary research into vestibular disorders, we need your support.
An additional £20 from each of our members will boost our research fund by £80,000
£13 will allow us to send a research questionnaire to 20 study participants
£54 will allow us to support a PhD student for day
If each Meniere's Society member had three friends make £10 donation, we would raise over £120,000!
- £222 could support one of our major research projects for a day
To-date (15 years of our research programme) we have spent £0.6 million on research grants. Large research grants cost us in excess of £40k. The recent clinical trial was in excess of £250k
On behalf of the charity and our members we'd like to express our thanks to Jen Fu for kindly creating all graphics for use in this campaign, free of charge.
We'd also like to say a big thank you to Kreationz 4U for creating our Christmas Tree word collage.