U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIHLogoThe U.S. National Institutes of Health‘s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Funding for FSHD research has come from four NIH agencies. Here are the program officers at each of these institutes:

John Porter, PhD
Program Director, Neuromuscular Disease Channels, Synapses, and Circuits Cluster
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2142, MSC 9523
Bethesda, MD 20892-9523
Phone: (301) 496-5745
Fax: (301) 402-1501
Email: porterjo@mail.nih.gov

Glen H. Nuckolls, PhD
Director, Muscle Disorders and Therapies Program Musculoskeletal Diseases Branch
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-4872
Phone: (301) 594-4974
Email: glen_nuckolls@nih.gov

James Hanson, MD
National Institute of Child Health and Development
Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine (CDBPM)
Office of the CDBPM Director
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 4A05, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Phone: (301) 496-8535
Fax: (301) 480-4520
Email: hansonj@mail.nih.gov

Jonathan R. Kaltman, MD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
RKL2 – Two Rockledge Ctr, 8222 Mail Stop: 7940
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892 USA
Phone: (301) 435-0528 (301) 480-1454
Email: kaltmanj@mail.nih.gov

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