Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation to Host Reception for Dr. Blair Grubb

Physician to be Presented With Donation for Pioneering Research

Charleston, S.C – On Tuesday, October 25th, the Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation (DAF) will be holding a reception honoring Dr. Blair P. Grubb of the University of Toledo for his groundbreaking work in Dysautonomia research.  The site of the reception will be the main office of Rent Charleston at 891/2 Wentworth St., Downtown Charleston Tuesday, October 25th and is scheduled for 5:30 – 7PM.  Dr. Grubb will be presented with a check from DAF for $25,000 towards his research efforts.  DAF has previously donated $5000 to Dr. Grubbs’ work.


A faculty member at the University of Toledo, where he is a Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the College of Medicine, Dr. Grubb is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on syncope and disorders of the autonomic nervous system. Dr. Grubb has pioneered many of the diagnostic and treatment modalities that are in common use for these disorders today. In honor of his groundbreaking work, Dr. Grubb has been recognized as one of "Americas Top Doctors" for twelve years in a row and received the University of Toledo's Distinguished University Professor award in 2009 and 2015. Dr.Grubb is the author of over 240 scientific papers as well as 5 books, and has contribute to 35 other books on medical research. He serves on the editorial board of numerous medical journals. 


While in Charleston, Dr. Grubb will also be giving a speech entitled, “Autonomic Disorders: A Guide for the Clinician,” at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Grand Rounds Continuing Medical Education on Thursday, October 27th.  DAF will also be sponsoring Dr. Grubb's participation at this event.


About the Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation

Founded in October 2014, the Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation is a 13 person all volunteer board, inspired by its Founding Director Ainsley Glenn, who suffers from Dysautonomia herself. Dysautonomia is an umbrella term for a variety of disorders affecting the autonomic nervous system. The most commonly known disorder is POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.)  Our mission is to raise awareness and funding for research for all autonomic disorders. Our vision is a world free of this rarely known, though hardly rare syndrome.