Striving toward a future without ALS.
Chicago's Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accelerating leading-edge research while providing life-enhancing treatment to people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
What Is ALS?
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disease. ALS affects an estimated 350,000 people worldwide, with an average survival rate of three years.
What We Do
Learn about our affiliated clinic, which offers total care and support for people with ALS, their families and their caregivers.
ResearchRead the latest scientific findings from our center's investigators and find out how to get involved in our ongoing clinical trials.
The Les Turner ALS Center contributes to educational programs at Feinberg, including the Neurology Residency and Neuromusucular Medicine Fellowship.