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Team FD/MAS Dispatch!

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Following our May 21st $20 Tuesday rally, Team FD/MAS has exciting news to report! We have unlocked the UPenn match gift of $30,000!  Major thanks go to Association MAS/FD of France, led by Aurelie Lagneau who made a generous pledge that pushed Team FD/MAS over our first benchmark goal. Thanks to the 3 fundraisers, 15 […]

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Team FD/MAS Research Update 2024

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For ten years now, Team FD/MAS has been dedicated to funding promising research projects through the UPenn Orphan Disease Center’s Million Dollar Bike Ride. During that time, the community has supported 20 research projects to advance FD/MAS research and, ultimately, find a treatment or cure for FD/MAS. In 2021, Team FD/MAS led by Team Captain Cindi Brandt Levin and […]

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Team FD/MAS 2023 Research Grants Announced

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FD/MAS Alliance is thrilled to share that three fibrous dysplasia, McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS) research grants have been awarded from Team FD/MAS’s 2023 Million Dollar Bike Ride efforts! Last spring, Team FD/MAS raised $161,620 for FD/MAS-focused research through the UPenn Orphan Disease Center’s Million Dollar Bike Ride. After careful review of nine applications by the FD/MAS […]

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Exciting Announcement: Researchers awarded a U.S. Department of Defense grant to fund a four-year study of Fibrous Dysplasia (FD)

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Here’s some exciting news to share with families, friends, and donors! Researchers at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) awarded a U.S. Department of Defense grant to fund a four-year study of Fibrous Dysplasia (FD) HSDM, and MGH will receive just over $3 million for this study. “This funding will […]

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The 2020 Team FD/MAS Awardee

FD/MAS Alliance and UPenn ODC Award the 2020 FD/MAS Research Grant

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We’re thrilled to share the news that the 2020 Team FD/MAS Million Dollar Bike Ride Research Grant has been awarded to Dr. Mara Riminucci for her project entitled: Osteoclasts and Pain in Fibrous Dysplasia: Investigating and targeting the molecular links in a transgenic mouse model (EF1α-GsαR201C mice) of human fibrous dysplasia Dr. Riminucci will receive […]

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2018 Team FD Awardees: Spring 2020 Update

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The Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation (FDF) and the University of Pennsylvania Orphan Disease Center announced the four winners of the 2018 Million Dollar Bike Ride research grants in December 2018, and the awardees began their studies in early 2019. These important grants fund innovative research to investigate fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS). Each investigator recently provided a […]

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A New Team FD/MAS, Same Focus on Research

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The year 2020 has felt different from 2019 in so many ways, but some important things have remained consistent. This year, just as in the last 5 years, Team FD/MAS will be awarding a research grant to an FD/MAS researcher through the UPenn Orphan Disease Center’s (ODC) Million Dollar Bike Ride. With thanks to Association […]

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The Physician Researcher and FD/MAS as a Spectrum

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Kelly Wentworth, M.D.is an assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and one of the four researchers to receive a Team FD Million Dollar Bike Ride research grant in 2018. Her project year is nearly done, and her work in FD/MAS will continue. Dr. Wentworth was recently awarded […]

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FDF and UPenn ODC Award Four FD/MAS Research Grants

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The Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation and UPenn Orphan Disease Center are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Million Dollar Bike Ride research grants. These seed grants will fund new, innovative research proposals to investigate fibrous dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS).

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So, what’s the deal with this Million Dollar Bike Ride?

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For the last four years the FD/MAS community has been REALLY excited about a particular bike ride in Philadelphia. It’s not that we’re super cyclists, it’s just that this event happens to be the biggest driver of private FD/MAS research funding in the world. Through the Million Dollar Bike Ride, Team Captain Cindi Brandt Levin […]

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