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    The Scarlet and Gray MS Community is designed to connect you to the information, resources and support you need. 

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    Experts at The Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Center are dedicated to providing personalized, targeted diagnosis and treatments for MS.

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    Thanks for joining us at the 2017 Walk MS: Columbus. Together, we will end MS forever.

The Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Center is a dedicated center for people with MS and their families. We help patients manage their multiple sclerosis by offering classes, lectures and events that bring the Scarlet and Gray MS Community together.

Educational Events

Scarlet & Gray MS Education Day:
Brain Health in MS: Putting the Pieces Together

Saturday, December 2 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
452 W. 10th Ave. | Columbus, OH 43210

Join experts from Ohio State’s Multiple Sclerosis Center for a FREE educational event for patients and families. Attendees will learn the importance of brain health at all stages of MS and how they can keep their brains as healthy as possible. Discover Ohio State’s integrative approach to MS care that uses a multidisciplinary treatment plan designed to address your physical and emotional needs. 


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8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
A light breakfast will be served.
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Jaime Imitola, MD
8:35 a.m. Maintaining Brain Health & Function
Erica Dawson, PhD
9:05 a.m. Hope vs. Hype in Stem Cells for Neuroimmune Disorders
Jaime Imitola, MD
9:30 a.m. Break
9:40 a.m. Recharge Your Brain: Sleep and Multiple Sclerosis
Cady Block, PhD
10:10 a.m. Managing Mental Health in Multiple Sclerosis
Marjorie Scott, LISW-S
10:30 a.m. Assistive Technology Approaches for Mobility and Adaptive Self Care
Amy Grace, OTR/L
11:10 a.m. Lunch and Health Fair
Participants can view posters regarding MS research and clinical trials while interacting with scientists and clinicians. Lunch will be served.
11:30 a.m. Taking Advantage of Your MS Visit
Meena Kannan, MD, MPH
12:00 p.m. New MS Medications
Robert Fallis, MD
12:20 p.m. Ask the Experts Session
 Moderator: Christine Bogda, CNP


The event is free, but registration is required.


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It is recommended you park in the SafeAuto Hospitals Garage, open 24/7. It is located at 1585 Westpark St. Handicapped parking spaces and elevators are available. 

This garage utilizes Pay-on-Foot machines that are located on the ground floor and bridge level elevator lobbies. Take your ticket with you on your visit and stop at the Pay-on-Foot station on your way back to your car. Pay your parking fees, and use the paid ticket at any exit lane.

Check CampusParc for pricing, real-time garage volume updates and issues affecting parking.

Fitness Classes for MS

Research shows that a well-designed exercise program provides significant health benefits for people with MS. The Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Center offers a variety of in-person fitness and wellness classes. All of our exercise classes are adapted for people with MS, including those with limited mobility.

Aquatics for Multiple Sclerosis

Sign up for our new group exercise class developed by our Ohio State Physical Therapy team. This 12 week aquatic-based exercise class is focused on total body strengthening, flexibility, and mobility. Each week, new exercises will be added to build upon previous weeks. Education regarding spasticity, fatigue management, strengthening, mobility aides, and other topics will be discussed throughout the 12 weeks. Modifications will be made for individuals of varying functional levels.

Cost: $108 for 12 week session (1x/week)

Session 1: January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 2: April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22
June 5, 12, 19, 26 (no class May 29)

When: Tuesdays from 12 - 1 p.m.

Location: The Heit Center for Healthy New Albany
150 W. Main St. New Albany, OH 43054

How to Register: Please email briana.read@osumc.edu. Please contact Briana Read, PT, DPT, at (614) 366-0722 with any questions or concerns.

For safety reasons, individuals must be able to enter and exit the pool independently and have continence of bowel and bladder.

Scarlet & Gray MS Education

Promoting Cognitive Health in MS

Ruchika Prakash, PhD, psychologist, presented at the June 2017 Scarlet and Gray MS Education Day event.

Getting More Out of Your Visit with Your MS Provider

Christine Bogda, CNP, certified nurse practitioner at the Multiple Sclerosis Center, presented at the June 2017 Scarlet and Gray MS Education Day event.

MS and Assistive Technology

Theresa Berner, OTR/L, ATP, rehabilitation clinic manager for the Assistive Technology Center, and Kaitlin Finch, OTR/L, occupational therapist, presented at the June 2017 Scarlet and Gray MS Education Day event.

Video Game Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis

Lynne Gauthier, PhD, rehabilitation psychologist, presented at the June 2017 Scarlet and Gray MS Education Day event.

Getting Back Bowel and Bladder Control

Stephanie McIntosh, PT, DPT, WCS, physical therapist, presented at the June 2017 Scarlet and Gray MS Education Day event.

Scarlet & Gray MS Research News

Researchers at The Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Center are committed to finding solutions for everyone affected by MS. We are a driving force of MS research. Read the latest news about multiple sclerosis research, clinical trials and more.

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Resources and Support


MS Stories

At the Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Center, we treat and research MS in the hopes of stopping disease progression, restoring function and ending MS forever. 

Recent MS news stories


Walk MS

MS is different for everyone, and that makes it all the more challenging to solve. That's why we walk.

Thanks for joining us at the 2017 Walk MS: Columbus. We look forward to next year's event to continue to raise money for MS research. Together, we will end MS forever.


Clinical Trials

Researchers at Ohio State’s Multiple Sclerosis Center, conducting both laboratory and clinical research, are keeping pace with — and often leading — efforts  to advance care for MS.

Clinical trials at Ohio State offer you access to the most current diagnosis, treatment and symptom management breakthroughs, sometimes years before they are commercially available.

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