Contributions to the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation directly support researchers working to find a cure for neurological diseases at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center at the University of Minnesota. Visit our Donate page to support this important research.
In April 2003, the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center (MD Center) was created to facilitate development of clinical, translational, and basic research on muscular dystrophy, to enhance and support clinical care of patients with muscular dystrophy, to improve educational experience for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students interested in the fields of basic and clinical muscle research, and to increase interaction and support from the regional community of patients and families concerned about muscular dystrophy.
- The MD Center has become a premier site for trainees interested in neuromuscular disease.
- The MDCenter has the largest NIH T32 training program in the country for muscle research, supporting predoctoral, postdoctoral, and both clinical and basic trainees.
- The MDCenter has developed a community program that is dedicated to educating the neuromuscular community by providing support groups, family events, and presenting at local and national conferences. The goals are to foster improved patient care as well as increase awareness of research opportunities.