Chris Weihl, assistant professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, was awarded an MDA grant totaling $397,064 over a period of three years. The funds will help support Weihl’s research into a process called autophagy in skeletal muscle.
MDA awarded a research grant totaling $343,860 over a period of three years to Jeffrey Boone Miller, senior scientist at Boston Biomedical Research Institute in Watertown, Mass., and associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
A team headed by neurologist Jerry Mendell, a longtime MDA research grantee and director of the MDA Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has received the prestigious Annals of Neurology prize for an outstanding contribution to clinical neuroscience.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 40 research grants totaling $13.7 million to advance the understanding of disease processes and uncover new strategies for treatments and cures of muscular dystrophy and the more than 40 other diseases in the Association's program.
The new grants were recommended by MDA's Scientific and Medical Advisory Committees and approved by MDA's Board of Directors at its July 2011 meeting.
Carla has been drawing since she was a child and especially enjoys creating cartoons, pictures of people and logos. Her hobbies include reading, gardening and making hooked rugs. This artwork was featured in the 2001 MDA Holiday Wishes card collection.
Jan earned a B. A. in English from California State University, Sacramento. She has received awards for photography and painting. Jan has also authored numerous articles and two books, and is a member of the MDA National Task Force on Public Awareness. She was named the 2001 MDA National Personal Achievement Award recipient.