The Administrative Core of the UT Southwestern Wellstone MDCRC provides leadership amongst the various investigators within the Center in order to ensure efficient use of resources and the successful completion of the goals set out by the Center. It provides an environment to facilitate the sharing and exchange of ideas and discoveries within the Center as well as with the scientific community at-large. The Center actively seeks to disseminate these discoveries to patients and their families. This nurturing environment that exists at UT Southwestern will foster the training and education of the next generation of clinical and scientific investigators in the field of muscular dystrophy research. Finally, the UT Southwestern Administrative Core establishes effective communication with the NIH and Wellstone Network Consortium in order to collectively advance the field of muscular dystrophy research. The Administrative Core will accomplish these goals by successfully pursuing the following three specific aims:
Specific Aim 1: To facilitate and enhance clinical and scientific interactions within the UT Southwestern Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center.
Specific Aim 2: To promote the dissemination of knowledge, resources, and discoveries related to genome editing and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Specific Aim 3: To serve as an advocate for and promote outreach to muscular dystrophy patients and their families regarding novel therapeutics and advances in clinical care.