Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Promise of their Work

Saying "thank you" is quite inadequate to express our appreciation of the many donors that have supported our mission to stimulate new FSH research activity and to provide the funding needed to get new FSH projects started. Because of the generous support of many - you, our donors have made an impact on FSH research.

The impact you, the donor, has made is clearly stated in this excerpt from a letter, dated Feb. 26th, which we received. The complete letter written by Dr. Paul G. Ramsey, the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Dean of the School of Medicine is available on-line.

"The Pacific Northwest Friends of FSH Research is helping to make UW Medicine a leader in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy research, compelling some of our brightest investigators to work on unraveling the complexities of this disease. We are so grateful for your support of Drs. Stephen Tapscott, Daniel Miller, Stephen Hauschka, Brian Kennedy, and Joel Chamberlain, and for your continuing commitment to raise money for pilot awards. Your efforts are enabling these remarkable researchers to better understand FSHD, and we look to the promise of their work with great hope."

Working with the University of Washington was a natural direction for us to take when we first organized due to its reputation.

"Almost every week, several UW Medicine researchers receive national or international prestigious honors. UW Medicine has five Nobel Prize laureates, 30 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 33 members of the Institute of Medicine." (UW website)

Learn more about the UW and the research that is being conducted at this great university.

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