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Volunteers Needed for Research Study on “Understanding the Social Impact of Facial Paralysis

A research project is underway to explore the social, professional and personal impact of facial paralysis. The study is being Faye-Wachs-3
led by Dr. Faye Wachs, Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University – Pomona. She is currently recruiting persons who have been impacted by facial paralysis at some point in their life for a one-on-one interview (either in person, or by phone or internet). She is also interested in talking with family members of affected persons.

Dr. Wachs brings a personal connection to this project, as she herself has experienced synkinesis as a result of Bell’s palsy.

The summary of these interviews will be compiled into a future book-length manuscript on the subject. All names will be fictionalized for the purpose of this research project (unless requested otherwise)

If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Faye Wachs by e-mail at flwachs@cpp.edu, for more information.

Facial Paralysis Research

The Facial Paralysis and Bell’s Palsy Foundation is committed to funding and supporting the latest research within the medical community to advance new developments in facial paralysis treatment.

Dr.-Webb-snipped - Facial ParalysisThe foundation is currently supporting a research project on Congenital Facial Paralysis disorders at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

This study is being lead by Physician Scientist Dr. Bryn Webb, with the hope that her quest could provide more accurate diagnosis and, eventually, better treatment options for patients around the world.

To learn more about this research please click here.

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