research funding

The congressional funding bill spared government programs that sponsor neuromuscular research, but it doesn't protect them from upcoming deep sequester cuts

posted on March 25, 2013 - 12:27pm
The news is generally favorable for many important government-funded neuromuscular disease research projects, in the wake of Congress’ recent passage of a continuing resolution funding the government through the end of September.  Most government operations, except those funded through the full-year appropriations bills, will be maintained at essentially the same level as fiscal year (FY)...

MDA has awarded 38 grants totaling more than $12 million to support research into general muscle health and more than 15 neuromuscular diseases in its program

posted on February 1, 2012 - 10:00am
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 38 new grants totaling more than $12 million to fund research projects focused on its continuing mission to uncover the causes of, and develop therapies for, the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases in its program. MDA's Board of Directors reviewed and approved the new grants based on recommendations from the Association's Scientific and Medical...

'Today, we need help,' Lewis tells Senate committee

posted on May 31, 2001 - 5:00pm
MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis laughs at a remark made by Benjamin Cumbo during a hearing before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. Cumbo was MDA's National Goodwill Ambassador in 1996 and 1997.