John Guandolo utilized his experience as a former FBI Special Agent and retired U.S. Marine Corps officer in creating UnderstandingTheThreat.com, a website and consultancy focused on counterterrorism techniques and threat management. Outside of his professional pursuits, John Guandolo supports a variety of groups and organizations, such as the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.
The National MS Society recently issued a press release to announce that it pledged $28 million to fund an estimated 84 research initiatives and training programs related to MS. By supporting the projects, the Society will help advance a comprehensive research strategy focused on eliminating MS and restoring function to people with the disease. The financial commitment represents the Society’s latest efforts to promote MS research, and the funding is part of an expected investment in 2015 of more than $52 million for 380 studies worldwide.
The National MS Society’s recent investment will support innovative research projects like the ones conducted by a University of California, San Francisco consortium, which used gut microbiome analysis to cultivate probiotic tactics that halt the progression of MS. The funding will also advance a trial on dietary treatments at Johns Hopkins University and research on patient-centered wellness programs at Oregon Health & Science University.