The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation works in your state and in Washington DC for the benefit of the entire affected community. There are a number of ways that you can make your voice heard – NOW!
Congressional Mitochondrial Disease Caucus Briefing
The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation will host our 5th briefing before House Members and their staff. This session will educate Congress about the connection between mitochondrial dysfunction and cardiac and heart issues. Speaking at the briefing will be Edward Lesnefsky, MD. Dr. Lesnefsky works primarily at
McGuire V.A. Medical Center where he is Chief of Cardiology, but his activities
include administration, basic research and clinical cardiology at both McGuire
VA Hospital and at VCU Medical CenteR. His current research interests include the study of myocardial cell death during heart attacks and their treatment. the focus of his lab is the study of the role mitochondrial play in the progression of cardiac cell death during heart attacks and treatment. Also speaking at the briefing will be David Schubert, PhD., Vice President of
Regulatory & Quality for Stealth Biotherapeutics. Dr. Schubert will discuss the mitochondrial myopathy trial for Bendavia that Stealth has underway, and
not only it’s implications for mitochondrial disease patients, but for cardiac
patients in general.
Adding your voice to these issues is critical so that we may continue to have legislation introduced and passed to make positive changes for the entire mitochondrial disease community!
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To promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.