I learned in 7th grade that the mitochondria are the powerhouse of your cells. I didn’t really understand stand why until August 25, 2014, when I was told I’d be legally blind in 6 to 8 weeks. I found out
As students return to the classroom this fall, the UMDF’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Board has issued the following recommendations for mitochondrial disease patient families.
Innovation, speed and agility are key to finding effective treatments for mitochondrial disease and accelerating the research could lead to a cure. That is why each year, the UMDF awards the accelerators prize to a promising Postdoctoral Fellow whose research project was selected by the UMDF Scientific and Medical Advisory Board as a finalist for the award.
Powerhouse Podcast Episode #6 On Episode #6 of the Powerhouse Podcast, Join Brian Harman and his special co-host Tania Hanscom as they welcome their guests, Tom Grossi, Sam Washington and Grace Robinson as they discuss 'Leveraging Social Media Platforms for Good'.
The Stanley A. Davis Leadership Award is presented annually to a
UMDF leader who exemplifies dedication to the UMDF. The award
was created to honor the work and dedication to the organization
shown by the late UMDF Board Chairman, Stanley A. Davis.
The Energy Award is designed to recognize an individual who
embodies the spirit of the UMDF and its Mission: promoting
research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of
mitochondrial disorders and providing support to those affected.
LEAP stands for Living, Encouraging, Achieving and Persisting.
The award is presented to an individual who is age 14 or older
living positively with mitochondrial disease. The awardee
overcomes daily challenges to achieve goals in career, family, and
volunteer service. The individual demonstrates a positive attitude,
hope for a brighter future, and an enthusiasm that inspires others.
The Heartstrings Award recognizes a child or teen that has donated
or raised funds for the UMDF, enabling the UMDF to continue its
mission. The winner is chosen based on related criteria of age, time
invested, talents demonstrated, effectiveness, generosity and how the individual has “tugged at the heartstrings.”
Powerhouse Podcast Episode #5 Join UMDF President and CEO Brian Harman and Science and Alliance Officer Philip Yeske, Ph.D. as they catch up with six of our past UMDF Vanguard Award receipts and look back at all the progress that has been made surrounding...
Before the pandemic, telehealth coverage was limited in scope. However, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress expanded coverage to encourage broad adoption of telehealth for the duration of the public health emergency. Accordingly, we have seen an exponential increase in telehealth.