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Scientific Research Programs

Integral to The Tourette Association’s mission to make life better for people with Tourette or Tic Disorders is our commitment to advance scientific research and understanding through our Research Grants and Fellowships Program. Since the inception of this Program in 1984, the Tourette Association has awarded more than $21 million to 250 scientists working in basic scientific and clinical TS research. Projects funded by the organization have provided crucial insights into many areas of the disorder. Funding from the Tourette Association has also encouraged many investigators to become and/or remain involved in pursuing TS research. Further, numerous studies that received seed funding from the Tourette Association have produced results that garnered the interest and investments of larger stakeholders including the National Institutes of Health and private companies. In this way, the investments in researchers made initially by the Tourette Association have been leveraged many times over.

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