For almost thirty years, Dr. Richard L. Bruno has studied and treated nearly 6,000 polio survivors and is the world's leading expert on Post-Polio Sequelae (PPS).
PPS are the unexpected and often disabling symptoms -- overwhelming fatigue, muscle weakness, muscle and joint pain, sleep disorders, heightened sensitivity to anesthesia, cold intolerance, and difficulty swallowing and breathing -- that occur in non-paralytic and paralytic polio survivors in midlife. Read MIA FARROW'S POST-POLIO LETTER and learn how The Post-Polio Institute can help you not just survive, but thrive, with PPS.
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The Dr. David Bodian
The International Centre for Polio Education "David Bodian Memorial Award" is named after Dr. David Bodian, whose research in the 1940's explained how the poliovirus damaged the brain and spinal cord and set the stage for PPS. Bodian is an unsung hero of PPS who guided Dr. Jonas Salk to develop the first polio vaccine.
Former Senator Bill Bradley, Senator Arlen Specter, Congressman Steve Rothman and actress Mia Farrow are among those who have received The David Bodian Memorial Award.