March of Dimes Awards $250,000 Prize to Scientists Unraveling the Causes of Muscular Dystrophy
The March of Dimes Prize is a
“Dr. Campbell and Dr. Kunkel have provided crucial insights into how muscular dystrophies develop — the critical step needed to develop diagnostic tools and potential treatments,” said
“Based on their pioneering research, physicians all over the world now are better able to help families and children affected by these disorders. Currently, there are several promising clinical trials of new treatments in progress based on the achievements of these two scientists,” Dr. Katz continued.
Dr. Campbell, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is professor and head of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the
Dr. Kunkel, also a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, is professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at
The March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology has been awarded annually since 1996 to investigators whose research has profoundly advanced the science that underlies the understanding of birth defects. The March of Dimes Foundation created the Prize as a tribute to Dr.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies(R), the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.
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