Million Dollar Bike Ride Grant Award Winners

The LAM Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 UPENN Orphan Disease Center (ODC) Grant Award winners. Two projects, for a total of $100,120 were awarded to LAM scientists this year. The LAM Foundation Easy Breathers Cycling team raised more than $50,000 which was matched by a grant from the ODC. The team participated in the 2017 Million Dollar Bike Ride for the fourth consecutive year and has raised over $400,000 to date.

David Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital was awarded $50,060 for his project titled “Targeting Transcription in LAM”. Jane Yu, PhD, of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center was awarded $50,060 for her project titled “The Impact of Estrogen-Promoted Extracellular Matrix-Degrading Programs on LAM Progression”.

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