MDF advocate Glen Wiggans, MD recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Peer-reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense. Glen was nominated for participation in the program by MDF. As a consumer reviewer, he was a full voting member of the review panel, along with prominent scientists, to help determine how the $330 million appropriated by Congress for Fiscal Year 2018 will be spent on PRMRP research.
MDF and our community advocates have again successfully partnered with congressional leaders to include myotonic dystrophy in the Peer-reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) of the U.S. Department of Defense.
NIH has reissued the CREATE Bio, Blueprint Neurotherapeutics and NeuroNEXT initiatives, along with other initiatives that focus on biomarker development and clinical trial readiness, to support therapy development efforts.
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After a year of outreach and education, MDF has successfully convinced the Social Security Administration (SSA) to list congenital myotonic dystrophy (CDM) in its Compassionate Allowances program, significantly easing the application and review process.