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Pilot Grant Program for Rare Disease Research Awardees

Friday, March 19, 2021

Two research scientists from UMass Medical School — Kevin Donahue, MD and Marian Walhout, PhD — have been awarded funds for research on much-needed therapies for certain rare diseases that have a devastating impact on patients and for which there are currently no effective treatments. The awards were made through the Pilot Grant Program for Rare Disease Research, which was initiated by the Co-Directors of the Li Weibo Institute for Rare Diseases Research — Michael Green, MD, PhD, and Guangping Gao, PhD. These awards are intended to advance research into a rare disease and lead to follow-on extramural research funding. You can read more about their research here.