The June Halper Award for Excellence in MS Nursing represents leadership and creativity in the care of people with MS and their families. The award signifies an energy of purpose to provide the most up-to date comprehensive care possible. This prestigious international award is awarded only once per year.  Ms. Halper is the founding director of the IOMSN, the International Organization of MS Nurses. She was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 1999. MS. Halper is a certified adult nurse practitioner who has specialized in multiple sclerosis since 1978. She was a founder of the MS Center in Teaneck, NJ and was the Executive Director until 2008. Ms. Halper was president of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers from 1995-1997 and has been the Executive Director since 1992. She is now the CEO of the CMSC Consortium Of Multiple Sclerosis Centers one of the most respected entities in the field of MS.

This award is given each year to an MS nurse who demonstrates excellence in MS nursing and a commitment to MS patient care, education, creative interventions, research, advocacy and leadership. Perrin Ross received the award earlier this year at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers meeting.

Amy Perrin Ross - APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN
Amy Perrin Ross – APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN

“It was a tremendous honor to be recognized by my peers for years of working on behalf of people with MS and their families,” Perrin Ross said. “None of this would have been possible without the support of the Loyola community,” Perrin Ross said.

Congratulations to Amy Perrin Ross and on the behalf of all of us afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis we appreciate the work you have done and all the future work and dedication you have towards helping people with MS!

As MS patients we often overlook all those people behind the scenes at the medical offices, universities and pharma companies that work and work on this ever so difficult disease that many of us have.

On behalf of myself and the members of MS Unites we want you all to know how much we appreciate all you do!  Without oh so many of you we would be truly lost.