Edinburgh MS Research Center Receives £15.3m Donation from J.K. Rowling
In 2010, J.K. Rowling donated £10m to establish the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic in honor of her mother, Anne Rowling, who passed due to multiple sclerosis (MS) complications. The purpose of the clinic is to bring studies and trials to patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases such as MS.
Now, Rowling has donated an additional £15.3m to help bring in new facilities and further research. Along with the donation, Rowling expressed her appreciation and admiration for the clinic.
When the Anne Rowling Clinic was founded, none of us could have predicted the incredible progress that would be made iin the field of regenerative neurology, with the clinic leading the charge.
It’s a matter of great pride for me that the clinic has combined these lofty ambitions with practical, on[-]the[-]ground support and care for people with MS, regardless of stage and type; I’ve heard at first-hand what a difference this support can make.
The University of Edinburgh, where the research center is located, is hopeful for the opportunities that Rowling’s generous gift provides, as expressed by Professor Siddharthan Chandran of the clinic.
This incredibly far-sighted and generous donation will unnlock the potential of personalised medicine for people with MS in Scotland and further afield.
A similar sentiment was also expressed by University of Edinburgh Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson.
This inspiring donation will fund a whole new generation of researchers who are focused on discovering and delivering better treatments and therapies for patients.