Chronic fatigue syndrome grant success

NeuRA’s Dr Janet Taylor has received a grant from the Mason Foundation for her research project into chronic fatigue syndrome, called ‘Neuromuscular performance in post-infective fatigue syndrome’.

This year is the first that the Judith Jane Mason & Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation (The Mason Foundation) has awarded an open round of medical and scientific research grants for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease research.

Researchers from around Australia were invited to apply and Dr Taylor’s success is a direct reflection of the high calibre of the research at NeuRA. Applications were assessed by the ANZ Trustees National Medical Advisory Panel.

The Mason Foundation was established in 2003 to support research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

“I don’t believe that many people understand how debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be. And as far as Alzheimer’s is concerned I cannot think of anything worse. To be alive but not having your brain working, to me this is terrifying. These are the reasons I am supporting medical research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Alzheimer’s and I hope that my Foundation helps to produce cures,” said Judith Mason, benefactor of the Mason Foundation.

“The perpetual foundation is named after myself (as my sister says, this may encourage other people to do the same) and also in memory of my father, Harold Stannett Williams, who was a most charitable man and also the most helpful to people in trouble,” she said.

NeuRA is sincerely grateful to Judith Mason for her generosity and philanthropy.