As a clinician and researcher, Dr. Benedikt Schoser of Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany, is focused on how research findings can be translated into improved patient care - and how patient concerns can help guide researchers to new areas of interest.
To support myotonic dystrophy drug development efforts, MDF held a science workshop in September 2014 at our annual conference. The workshop brought together more than 50 DM researchers and industry representatives from around the world to review where we are in the development of clinical trial endpoint measures for DM.
As part of MDF's countdown to the IDMC-10, we are introducing you to some of the international DM researchers who will attend the conference. Meet Dr. Bé Wieringa, MDF Lifetime Achievement awardee and leading investigator.
Several scientists have published the results of important DM research. Dr. Katharine Hagerman, PhD, Research Assistant at Stanford University, has provided MDF with lay summaries of some of this research.
The MDF Fund-a-Fellow program is designed to help attract new researchers to the DM field, increasing the knowledge and science available regarding myotonic dystrophy. We are pleased to announce this year’s award recipients!