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U.S. Department of Defense Funds Two Scleroderma Research Projects

D.O.D. Research Grant

The U.S. Department of Defense announced recently that it would fund two important scleroderma research projects as part of its Fiscal Year 2012 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program. The following investigators have been awarded grant funding:

-Maureen Mayes, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
-Anie Philip, Ph.D., of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

“I am grateful that we have received a U.S. Department of Defense grant for research on scleroderma. I am certain that the Scleroderma Foundation’s Advocacy Committee has played a major role in bringing scleroderma research to the forefront for funding by the DOD,” said Dr. Philip.

The Department of Defense will update its website with specific funding amounts, research topics and abstracts in the near future. Since 1999, the Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program has supported research in a broad range of scientific areas. The program is committed to identify and fund the best medical research that will influence or change the diagnosis and treatment for a wide-range of diseases. Last year, three scleroderma researchers were awarded more than $2.25 million for their studies about the disease.


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