Thursday, January 24, 2013
The DAN has worked so hard these past few years to make sure that dystonia is included on the Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program. Congratulations and many thanks to the DAN advocates who worked this past year on this important program. We’ve learned that the program is funding Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD for her work, “Dopamine Dysfunction in DYT1 Dystonia.” We are grateful to Jenelle Dorner and Peter Cohen for their service as consumer reviewers for the grant reviews this year.
This is another example that dystonia advocacy is effective—advocacy works! We hope you will all consider joining us this year for Dystonia Advocacy Day on April 30 - May 1 in Washington, DC to help us continue to this good work. For more information on Advocacy Day, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-755-0198.