School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Sales of Dr. Loeb's pasta dish at Hiller's Markets will fund ALS research

Jeffrey Loeb, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeffrey Loeb, M.D., Ph.D.

You can help raise funds for the Hiller ALS Center at the Wayne State University School of Medicine while enjoying a tasty pasta recipe created by one of the school’s faculty members.

Jeffrey Loeb, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Neurology and Molecular Medicine and Genetics, has been selected as an ambassador of the Hiller’s Good Deeds in the Making program. The program is an effort to raise funds for worthy causes through the sale of prepared foods.

Through Nov. 30, you can purchase Jeff Loeb’s Bowtie Pasta at the prepared foods counter at all seven Hiller’s Markets. All of the profits from the sales of the dish will be donated to the Hiller ALS Center at the School of Medicine.

“I hope that if people like the dish they’ll buy more and more through Nov. 30 so we can send funds to a cause that many know is near and dear to my heart,” said Dr. Loeb, who also serves as associate director of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics. “The recipe is a great impromptu, no-hassle weeknight dinner or it can be part of your Thanksgiving feast, and the best part is, you’ll help me raise money to keep funding research and treatment for ALS as we work toward a cure.”

The center was established when Jim Hiller, CEO of Hiller’s Markets, pledged $1 million to establish the clinic and research center at WSU in 2007. Hiller’s mother died of complications from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The center focuses on comprehensive team-centered research and patient care while collaborating extensively with other universities and programs which also conduct cutting-edge neuromuscular research.

“I’m honored to be part of a community led by Jim Hiller, who is dedicated to supporting important causes and companies right here in Michigan,” Dr. Loeb said.

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