Support Dr. Terry Wahls' Research at the University of Iowa
The University of Iowa has created the TERRY WAHLS MD RESEARCH FUND to support Dr. Wahls’ research.
All funds raised will support the research being conducted by Dr. Wahls’ research lab.
How You Can Help:
By Donating to the Wahls Research Fund, You Will Help:
- Educate more health care team members about the role of food in healing and health.
- Raise awareness about the small role genetics play in acquiring MS and other chronic health problems – only 5% – and the large role environment plays: 95% of the risk for acquiring MS and other chronic health problems is related to what we eat, poisons in our food and water, excessive levels of stress, and the quality of our social and family connections.
- Fund clinical trials that follow the impact of The Wahls Protocol®.
Having more full-time research staff will make it easier for Dr. Wahls to expand her work. More staff allows us to conduct more basic science studies, which will help to understand the mechanisms of why the interventions we use are so effective.
Basic science studies cost $100,000; small feasibility and safety study costs $300,000; and research staff, dietitians, and post-doctoral scholars cost $50,000 to $100,000 per year, depending on their qualifications. All of these efforts cannot continue without your vital support.
Host A Third-Party Event:
Have you thought about hosting your own event to raise awareness and funds for the Wahls Research Fund? The University of Iowa Center for Advancement has assembled a PDF guide for hosting third-party events that raise funds to support the research of Dr. Wahls and her lab.
By donating, you become part of a team doing research that is changing lives and improving the future.
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is a nonprofit organization on the University of Iowa campus that solicits private, tax-deductible contributions for all areas of the university, including the diet and lifestyle research for Dr. Terry Wahls. The University of Iowa acknowledges the UI Center for Advancement as the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the university. When donating to the Dr. Terry Wahls Research Fund, you will receive a thank you letter and receipt for tax purposes from the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. You will be helping her team have more resources on hand to conduct more innovative studies that can change the standard of medical care. Thank you for your support!
Levels Of Giving Include:
Begin Supporting The Wahls Research Fund Today:
Whatever level of giving you can provide will help ensure that Dr. Wahls can continue to study the impact of nutrition, meditation, massage, exercise, and electrical stimulation in the setting of progressive multiple sclerosis and other chronic health problems.
Donations by check should be made payable to University of Iowa Center for Advancement and include “The Wahls Research Fund” on the memo line. Please mail checks to:
University of Iowa Center for Advancement, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244 USA.
We have several studies in various stages of development. We have philanthropic support to collect some additional bio-specimens and vision studies as part of the Dietary Approaches to Treating MS Related Fatigue clinical trial. We have also identified a collaborator at Bastyr University with a data set of over 1,000 individuals with multiple sclerosis with information about diet, lifestyle, and function. This data set is noteworthy because it allows people to self-report if they are following a popular MS diet, such as Swank, Wahls, Paleo, McDougal, and others. We would love to be able to analyze those data. We are also working on a proposal to test the Wahls™ diet in the setting of ALS.
We are always writing grants, submitting proposals, and looking for collaborators. Philanthropic support that allows us to collect pilot data for these studies is crucial, allowing us to make grant proposals much stronger. We have already received generous support and hope to secure more, so that we can build on these proposals, generate pilot data, and submit more competitive grants to the National MS Society and the National Institutes for Health. Please contact Megan Rife ( firstname.lastname@example.org) at the University of Iowa Center for Advancement to learn more about any of these research proposals.
Get links to Dr. Wahls’ research papers and links to the public-facing gait videos from her studies: