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Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare Foundation

Since its founding over 30 years ago and most notably in the last decade Carolinas HealthCare Foundation has steadfastly pursued a single goal: to advance health-related issues, programs and services in the Carolinas that ensure a better quality of life for others.

Additionally, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation is responsible for all pre-award activities including: grants and contracts and local, state and federal government research-related initiatives. Post-award grants and contracts administration and intramural project funding programs are conducted through the Office of Research.

Visit the Muscular Dystrophy Association website ( for more information.

Additional Sponsors

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Generous support by the McColl and Lockwood Families

Hosted By

  • McColl-Lockwood Laboratory for Muscular Dystrophy Research
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Division of Research

Organizing Committee

  • Qi Lu, MD, PhD, Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Kevin Campbell, PhD, University of Iowa
  • Amy Harper, MD, Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Anthony Blaeser, PhD, Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Caren Anderson, Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Melanie McDermid, Carolinas HealthCare System