Clinical Trials Team

When: Thursday 1-2 ET

Chair: Sandy Morris (living with ALS) and Phil Green (living with ALS)

Mission Statement: The Clinical Trials Team works directly with researchers, government agencies and drug sponsors to ensure access, efficiency and humaneness of ALS therapy development and approval. They collect and distribute information regarding clinical trials and the latest research to the ALS community, through ALS Signal.


What we do:

  • Research new and upcoming ALS treatments and distribute this information to the broader community.
  • Meet with drug sponsors to collect information on clinical trials and discuss improving clinical trial designs.
  • Rate clinical trial designs based on a Patient-Centric Clinical Trial Design (PaCTD) rating system with the purpose of making them more effective and humane.


  • Create best practices for accessible, effective and humane clinical trials, expanded access program implementation and pathways to treatments and cures. 
  • Work with drug sponsors and government agencies to implement these best practices as policy.
  • Educate and empower the ALS community on clinical trials and their features. 
  • Create opportunities for patient advisors to come together to collaborate and share best practices and information.


What are we working on:

  • Meeting with ALS drug sponsors who have been rated to discuss their PaCTD rating.
  • Looking for ways to improve access to clinical trials.
  • The team continues to search for new and upcoming treatments. 
  • Create educational materials on clinical trials.


Team Members

Connie Becker

a family member in a familial ALS family

Mike Harrington

living with ALS

Becky Mourey

Living with ALS

Cali Orsulak

Partner and caregiver to person living with ALS

Gwen Petersen

living with ALS

Michael Robinson

living with ALS

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