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.
Project Coordinator: Claudia Senesac
Site Coordinator: Audrey Selzer
Site Coordinator: Michele Toms
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 Drs. Glenn Walter and Barry Byrne 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.