Each year MDF awards grants to postdoctoral fellows to encourage research in the management, treatment and cure of DM. We’re happy to announce this year’s award recipients: Dr. Jintang Du of The Scripps Research Institute and Dr. Yao Yao of The Rockefeller University.
To support our commitment to DM research, MDF awards fellowship grants to postdoctoral researchers as part of our annual Fund-A-Fellow (FAF) program. We recently caught up with one of our current grant recipients, Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Utah.
Dr. Danielle Sheypuk, a licensed psychologist in New York, NY, was the presenter for our most recent webinar—the last for 2013— titled “Coping with Depression Associated with Having a Chronic Health Condition.”
Thanks to MDF community volunteers, 2013 was a great year for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. In addition to launching our Medical Professionals Referral List and celebrating National Family Caregivers Month, volunteers around the country worked tirelessly to put on a record number of events, bringing our grassroots fundraising total to over $170,000!
Please join us in welcoming Conor Lynch to the MDF team! Conor is our new Program Associate assisting with program support, fund development support, day-to-day operations and IT.