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

Here’s some exciting news to share with families, friends, and donors!

“This funding will allow us to delve deeper into the cellular and molecular underpinnings of this rare condition and explore new pharmacologic tools that could offer hope for the treatment of fibrous dysplasia,” said Yingzi Yang, associate dean for Research at HSDM and leading partner principal investigator (PI) of the project.

Dr. Yang and [her partner PI, Dr. Marc Wein, endocrinologist and associate professor of medicine at MGH] worked closely with the FD/MAS Alliance, a non-profit that advocates for evidence-based treatments for Fibrous Dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome, which provided initial pilot grants for the funded study.

“Encouraging research is a cornerstone of the FD/MAS Alliance mission,” said Adrienne McBride, executive director of the FD/MAS Alliance. “We look forward to building on our partnership to advance the development of evidence-based treatments for individuals with fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS).”

This Department of Defense Grant is only possible because of the UPenn Million Dollar Bike Ride’s successful pilot grant program, this community’s continued investment in research grants through Team FD/MAS, and the guidance of our stellar Scientific Advisory Council. Thanks to everyone  – especially our FD/MAS patient advocates – who met with Senatorial staff, volunteered for Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program reviews, and so on!

The FD/MAS community is gaining momentum! Thanks to YOU!