Durham, N.C– Doctor Laura Case has a passion and commitment to her profession as a paediatric clinician. Doctor Case has selflessly dedicated her life to her young patients and is known internationally as an expert, an advocate, and as a wonderful person. One of Doctor Case’s dreams has always been for Duke to be a Certified Duchenne Care centre and she’s worked tirelessly with a handful of others to make this happen. It is with tremendous fanfare that we can announce that Duke Children’s Hospital is the 9th center to be certified by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Certified Duchenne Care Centre Program.
Doctor Case has collaborated with PPMD for over 20 years and is involved in a number of associated research endeavours in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, including the “Solid Suit” Robotics Initiative, and will be presenting at the Annual PPMD Connect Conference later this week.
Duke has also become a CINRG research site (Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group) currently participating in active research studies in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, and Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Doctor Case has been elected to the serve on the CINRG Executive Committee. She is also on the Steering Committee for the Centre for Disease Control (CDC)’s initiative in updating the DMD Care Considerations, Chairing the Rehabilitation Management Subcommittee, and serving as an invited Expert Panel Member, which will allow sharing of updated guidelines for management with the global Duchenne community. Doctor Case should be recognized for her tireless work to assist others in need, and the level of intense effort these certifications took to earn.
See the creation of the Centre here.