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TurnFirst Foundation Announces Dr.’s Heidi Crayton, MD and Mary Elizabeth Quig, Ph.D. Join Board of Directors
Washington, DC, March 5, 2007 – Heidi J. Crayton, MD, founder of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Greater Washington and Mary Elizabeth Quig, Ph.D., Director of the Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax, have agreed to join the Board of Directors of the TurnFirst Foundation, an organization focused on assisting newly diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis patients.
Dr. Crayton is a board certified neurologist with a specialty in Multiple Sclerosis who has developed, at Georgetown University Hospital, the only full time academic MS center in our area. She has been a principal investigator in clinical trials for MS therapeutics and has been involved with developing a treatment algorithm for symptom management in MS. She lectures to both patients and physicians nationwide as part of her mission to educate. Dr. Crayton recently founded the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Greater Washington. Said Dr. Crayton, “I am excited to be a part of this much-needed TurnFirst Foundation effort to assist newly-diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis patients. The website will be a tremendously valuable resource to help patients navigate a very complex disease.”
Dr. Quig is the Director of the Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax and is a Clinical Instructor of Neurology at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Georgetown University Medical Center. “I am delighted,” said Dr. Quig, “that the TurnFirst Foundation recognizes the need to address the psychological and whole-body health of newly diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis patients, and I look forward to contributing to this needed effort. My hope is that the TurnFirst Foundation will help new patients not only survive but thrive as they adjust to the realities of MS.”
Dr. Crayton and Dr. Quig join seven other TurnFirst Foundation Board members including renowned Multiple Sclerosis physician and researcher Carlo Tornatore, M.D, Co-Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of the Georgetown University Medical Center.
For additional information on Heidi J. Crayton, MD, Mary Elizabeth Quig, Ph.D. and the TurnFirst Foundation, contact Nicole M.Christensen at NChristensen@turnfirst.org or (800) 637-0522.
About the TurnFirst Foundation
TurnFirst is a collaboration between patients and medical professionals to provide online support to people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families. TurnFirst was founded by a 15-year veteran of MS, Samantha Guerry, also the founder, President and CEO of Sightline Marketing, an integrated marketing and communications firm in Washington, DC. Visit us on the web at www.TurnFirst.org.