Instilling hope

Photo by Mary Butkus

Larry J. Shapiro, M.D. (left), executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, dedicates the Christopher Wells Hobler Laboratory for ALS Research in the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders Feb. 18. Hobler was diagnosed with ALS in 2001 at age 35 and focused on helping to find a cure for the disease until his death in 2005. His family, which includes his mother, Jean Hobler (second from left), sister Leigh Gerard Hobler (center) and brother Peter Hobler, has continued his devotion to the cause with the Christopher Wells Hobler Laboratory for ALS Research. David Holtzman, M.D., the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and head of the Department of Neurology, also participated in the dedication.