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Title: Lou Gehrig’s Disease in Ohio

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Madison McClain, a senior at Central, is working with OhioHealth to study ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) with Jean Halpin, director of operations at OhioHealth’s Westerville Medical Campus, as her mentor. She spends time at home, researching from Central or at the Metro School near the OSU campus, and will be interviewing doctors and getting information from ALS-focused groups.

The eventual goal: to determine whether a comprehensive ALS research center in one of the OhioHealth hospitals would be beneficial to central Ohio patients afflicted with the terminal disease.

“I think it’s great that a student in high school is able to complete an undergraduate research project,” says McClain. “It’s going to be awesome to tell the colleges that I’m applying to, ‘Hey, I’m a senior in high school and this is the second professional research project I’ve conducted.’”

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