Growing Stronger Earliest Grant Recipients
In its founding years, Growing Stronger made the following grants. You will notice that back then we were simply, "Achondroplasia Research Fund."
Dr. William Horton, Research Center Shriners Hospital, Portland, OR
“My lab at the Shriners Hospital in Portland is very excited about the funding received from the Achondroplasia Research Fund. This generous support will play a key role in developing a new line of research aimed at stimulating bone growth in achondroplasia. Over the next six months, we will focus on building the knowledge base, laboratory infrastructure and technical skills needed to formally test our new ideas. Over the following year we hope to establish proof of concept for our new therapeutic approach, which should open the door for potential partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry.” - Dr. William Horton, July 2011.
Read about Dr. Horton's research on the following pages and blogs:
Dr. Jyoti's blog
Greg Lunstrum's blog
Dr. William Wilcox, Skeletal Dysplasia Morphology Laboratory, Cedar Sinai Hospital, LA, CA
"For the last 16 years, I have been working on understanding and developing a treatment for achondroplasia. Because achondroplasia is relatively rare, research funding has been difficult to obtain and the work has gone slowly. Nevertheless, we have published 25 articles in the medical scientific literature in the area and our pace of important discoveries has increased in the last few years. I am excited to partner with Achondroplasia Research Charitable Fund to accelerate research and lab testing of potential therapeutic remedy for achondroplasia. This partnership will fund a dedicated, full-time mentored scientist and related lab materials." - Dr. Willam Wilcox, July 2011
Read about Dr. Wilcox's latest research on his lab pages.
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