MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CENTER

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RESEARCH | ENHANCE CLINICAL CARE

The Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center (MD Center) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is a multi-disciplinary scientific, translational, and clinical hub of research, education, and clinical care related to a wide range of muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular disorders.

  • 51 FACULTY MEMBERS
  • 40+ NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES SERVED
  • 8 SPONSORED CLINICAL TRIALS
  • 6 INVESTIGATOR INITIATED TRIALS

Mission

To help families, clinicians, and scientists speak a common language as they strive towards their shared goal of optimizing research, education, and clinical care for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. 

Vision

To be a leader in the development of novel molecular diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders, and to be an internationally renowned educational and training site for a range of scientists and clinicians who wish to study and treat these disorders.

 

My little friend Jacob told me his only wish in the universe is a cure for his muscular dystrophy. It's not a question of whether, but when it will be conquered. Let it be for this generation.

—Paul Wellstone