Colleen Hayes Honored by National MS Society

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Colleen Hayes, Ph.D., a nationally-recognized MS researcher and professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was inducted into the Volunteer Hall of Fame at the National Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Conference, November 8-10 in Dallas, Texas. She was inducted in the Scientific Researcher category.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Hayes has devoted a significant amount of time to studying nutrition and the immune system as well as laying the foundation for much of today’s research into the role of vitamin D in MS. She also has been involved as a research volunteer with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter for more than 15 years.

In a letter to Dr. Hayes, Cyndi Zagieboylo, president and CEO of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, wrote, “I am awed and inspired by the extreme dedication and commitment that volunteers like you have demonstrated in our movement toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.”