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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards $750,000 Grant to Sildenafil/Taladafil Study
Date:4/4/2011

ning existing FDA approved drugs for use as a potential therapy. We are excited by the potential benefit of Dr. Victor's work with sildenafil and taladafil, and continue to be grateful that leading institutions around the country, like Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, are working with this community to end Duchenne."

Dr. Victor, who serves as Associate Director of Clinical Research, Director of the Hypertension Center, and Burns and Allen Professor of Medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, said he was excited that his research team had been awarded the $750,000 grant from Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

"To work on a project you feel so passionately about for a community you feel so passionately about, is a reward in and of itself," Dr. Victor said.  "But to have an organization as well respected and trusted at an international level, like Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, to support your work with such a substantial grant is truly overwhelming. I am so grateful to Pat Furlong for the contribution she continues to make to Duchenne research by supporting projects like mine. She inspires the people in our lab to work even harder to find a therapy that will stop the progression of this devastating disorder."  

Ms. Furlong explained that PPMD has a long history of supporting promising therapies and taking risk on research strategies that otherwise might not get the financial backing they need. "The parents that make up the Duchenne community all share one single goal, to end Duchenne. We take our responsibility to our families very seriously: to thoroughly vet and financially support any research project, any therapy that brings us one step closer to this goal. When we announce something like the cardiac initiative that we launched earlier this year, we put our money where our mouth is. This grant to Dr. Victor combined with our recent $250
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