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For eight years now, Team FD/MAS has been dedicated to funding promising research projects through the UPenn Orphan Disease Center’s Million Dollar Bike Ride. Each year, the community has supported research projects to advance FD/MAS research and, ultimately, find a treatment or cure for FD/MAS.
In 2019, Team FD/MAS led by Team Captain Cindi Brandt Levin, and substantial donations from Adrianna Cannone and the Beaman Family Foundation, raised more than $109,000. This enabled Team FD/MAS and UPenn Orphan Disease Center to award two research grants in 2020.
We revisit those projects, recently completed, in this 2022 Research Update. Drs. Julia Charles (Harvard Medical School) and Yingzhi Yang (Harvard Medical School), will report on the projects made possible by the Million Dollar Bike Ride. They will briefly explain the continued course of their FD/MAS research and the impact Team FD/MAS grants have on their work.