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UMDF CEO/Executive Director Charles A. Mohan, Jr., Announces 2018 Transition Plans

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2017 Contact: Clifford Gorski Director of Communications 412.793.8077 cliff@umdf.org UMDF CEO/Executive Director Charles A. Mohan, Jr., Announces 2018 Transition Plans Search will begin in late 2017 for successor to lead mission of UMDF  (Pittsburgh, PA) After serving the mitochondrial disease community for more than two decades, United [...]

UMDF Grant Recipients Awarded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2017 Contact: Clifford Gorski Director of Communications 412.793.8077 cliff@umdf.org UMDF RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT AWARDS FOUNDATION MAKES $625,000 SCIENTIFIC INVESTMENT TOWARDS TREATMENTS AND CURES (Alexandria, VA)  As part of its Roadmap to a Cure Initiative, The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) announced it invested a total of $625,000 in 2016-2017 [...]

UMDF Honors Volunteers With National Awards

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2017 Contact: Clifford Gorski Director of Communications 412.793.8077 cliff@umdf.org (Alexandria, VA)   At its annual international mitochondrial disease symposium, Mitochondrial Medicine 2017, the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation recognized four individuals for their efforts to spread awareness about mitochondrial disease. During the June 30, 2017 banquet, the UMDF [...]

UMDF, MitoAction, Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine Statement Charlie Gard

The thoughts and prayers of the entire mitochondrial disease community are with Charlie Gard and his mother and father, Chris Gard and Connie Yates.  They have decided to withdraw their request to have little Charlie treated with an experimental therapy.  Medical experts have told the family it would not be effective for him.   This [...]

UMDF, MitoAction, Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine Joint Statement on Charlie Gard

The plight of UK baby Charlie Gard has brought visibility of mitochondrial disease to the world. While many are unfamiliar with the disease, no one can live without mitochondria—tiny cellular powerhouses, essential for energy creation in organ systems, like brain, heart and muscles. Charlie's genetic mutation of mitochondrial deletion may be rare, but mitochondrial [...]