Friday, September 11, 2009

NIH Grant Submitted - Seattle & the Field's Center

In the Spotlight:

The Fields Center's Expanding Collaborations

The researchers YOU, our donors & supporters have helped to fund are moving forward - they are collaborating to make sure your FSH research dollars are effectively used. We hope to hear if this NIH grant is awarded by the end of the year - we will let you know!!

Thank you for your support.

A grant application was sent to NIH in May 2009 that includes several collaborative projects on FSHD to be conducted by the Fields Center in collaboration with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. This application will solidify the Fields Center’s collaboration with Dr. Stephen Tapscott’s laboratory in Seattle as well as bring in two additional research groups at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center solidly into the FSHD research arena. We are very hopeful that this proposal will be funded because of the strength of the research data presented and the fact that the Field Center provides the necessary infrastructure to assure the success of this venture. If funded, this project will significantly boost the research efforts into finding the cause of FSHD and the development of a rational approach to treatment.

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