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Some of the latest news about Dr. Perlman's Research...

HD Research progress

UCLA's Dr. Susan Perlman: Meet the Team

Dr. Susan Perlman & her team are participating in a new drug trial called The Dimension Study for Sage Therapeutics, aimed at improving cognitive function in HD.  This trial is testing the drug, SAGE-718 in order to test the safety and effect that it has on the cognitive symptoms of HD.  The Dimension Study is a Phase 2 clinical research study and the first study in a group of clinical studies in the Perspective Program.  The Perspective Program is evaluating the safety and efficiency of an investigational oral drug in adults with early Huntington's disease.

Dr. Susan Perlman and her Team

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UCLA's Dr. Susan Perlman: About Us

Dr. Susan Perlman

August 29, 2019

A letter from Dr. Perlman after the 50/50 Fundraiser...

Dear Darlene and Laura,

Words cannot express my sincere gratitude to you both and John for your incredible philanthropic support and friendship over the years.  i hope you know that my one goal in life is to discover answers for the HD community as quickly as possible, which requires partners like you to fuel the research activity.

The funds donated to support Huntington's disease (HD) clinical trials at UCLA make an immediate impact to accelerate the pace of our research.  In other words, you're donation helps discover promising drugs & bring them to patients in a clinic faster.

UCLA offers the largest Huntington's disease clinic west of the Mississippi River.  This is important, because having access to a large population of patients who are eager to participate in research helps advance clinical trials.

My team relies upon donations from generous people to fuel the research activity.  John's philanthropic efforts helped UCLA complete four studies last year.  We are also continuing to progress with two additional studies and will soon launch 2 new drug trials.  In addition, a multi-center biomarker study involving HD centers not he west coast will be starting.

Thank you for helping people living with HD and their loved ones find better answers.


Dr. Susan Perlman, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Neurology

Director, Ataxia Center and HD Center of Excellence, UCLA

UCLA's Dr. Susan Perlman: News & Updates
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