Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee

The Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee brings together advocates and federal agencies with the goal of expanding, strengthening and coordinating MD research and care efforts

posted on August 23, 2013 - 12:35pm
Update (Sept. 4, 2013): A videocast of the Aug. 26, 2013, MDCC meeting is now available. See Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee (MDCC) Meeting — August 2013. Watch presentations by Valerie Cwik, MDA's executive vice president and chief medical and scientific officer, at time point 2:31:47; and Annie Kennedy, MDA's senior vice president for advocacy, at time point 4:11:26.

Since 2001, the MD CARE Act has had a tremendously positive impact on MD research — but its reauthorization this year will require active outreach

posted on February 14, 2013 - 11:31am
Note: The MD CARE Act is a critical part of the historic effort to find cures for muscular dystrophies. Watch for articles in the coming weeks that delve further into the remarkable progress attributable to this important legislation.
posted on November 1, 2008 - 10:07am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
As the 110th Congress drew to a close this fall, a tremendous victory emerged for people with muscular dystrophy: the reauthorization of the MD-CARE Act. The Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education (MD-CARE) Amendments of 2008 updates the 2001 law that coordinates and focuses federal research on different forms of muscular dystrophy, collects...