Welcome to ImagingDMD

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) recently awarded a 5-year, multi-million dollar research grant to investigate the potential of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to noninvasively monitor disease progression in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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University of Florida
Project Coordinator: Claudia Senesac
csenesac@phhp.ufl.edu
352-273-6453

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Oregon Health and Science University
Site Coordinator: Laura McMahon
mcmahola@ohsu.edu
503-418-1540

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Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
Site Coordinator: Michele Toms
toms@email.chop.edu
215-590-7727

The study, known as "ImagingDMD" is a joint effort between researchers at the University of Florida (UF), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). Dr. Krista Vandenborne of UF, the study’s director along with Dr. Lee Sweeney of UPenn, the study’s co-Director, will lead a national group of experts in this effort, including Dr. Glenn Walter of UF, Drs. Richard Finkel, Dah-Jyuu Wang, and James Meyer from CHOP, and Drs. William Rooney and Barry Russman from OHSU. Families interested in learning more about the study are encouraged to contact us.

Contact

  • For more information about this study please contact:

    Overall Project Coordinator and
    Gainesville Site Coordinator
    Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS
    csenesac@phhp.ufl.edu
    352-273-6453

    Portland Site Coordinator
    Laura McMahon
    mcmahola@ohsu.edu
    503-418-1540

    Philadelphia Site Coordinator
    Michele Toms
    toms@email.chop.edu
    215-590-7727

Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinic

Held in the new state-of-the-art Center for Movement Disorders, the neuromuscular clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic which specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and care of children with neuromuscular disorders. Learn More »

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