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The Jackson Mooney Dystonia Patient Grant was established to provide financial assistance of up to $5,000.00 for Canadian residents who are living with dystonia, in financial need and committed to enhancing their current situation through furthering their education. To qualify for this grant, an individual must:
• Have been diagnosed by a medical professional as having dystonia;
• Be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident with Canada as their primary home;
DRMF Canada was proud to support the 2019 Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award. This year’s grant has been awardedto Dr. Nicholas Strzalkowski from the Department of Biology at Mount Royal University. The Banting Research Foundation and DMRF Canada are thrilled to be able to partner to support this outstanding early career investigator whose research focuses on sensory feedback in dystonia. Click here to learn more.
Genetic discoveries have been guiding dystonia research for a number of years now. Typically, once new genes have been discovered a quest for understanding the role of their corresponding proteins begins.
A separate line of studies explores the musician’s dystonia thanks to the James C. Kilik Memorial Research Awards. In one of the projects, Robert Chen at the University of Toronto (Canada) is investigating how modulating the functional connectivity of the cerebellum affect musician's dystonia
Yet another form of dystonia is called the myoclonus-dystonia (MD). In a separate program, supported by the Brown Family Foundation, several projects are underway or close to completion.