January Highlights

“Chocolate Bar Book” reaches goal of $1 million for glycogen storage disease research

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Jonah Pournazarian (left) and Dylan Siegel (right)

An 8-year-old boy’s dream to raise $1 million to help find a cure for his best friend’s liver disease became a realityin December 2014 when sales from his book “Chocolate Bar” reached the significant milestone.

Read the full article by Styliana Resvanis.

NIH Director’s Blog fetaures Darin Falk’s, Ph.D., work

Dr. Falk

Dr. Francis Collins’ December 18 Director’s Blog featured the work of UF Pediatric researcher, Darin Falk, Ph.D.

Read the article, “Snapshots of Life: Lost Connections in Pompe Disease.”

Roland Herzog, Ph.D., Named next Editor-in-Chief for ASGCT’s Online Journal

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Dr. Herzog

Roland Herzog, Ph.D., was recently announced as the next Editor-in-Chief for the American Society of Gene Cell and Therapy’s second open access, online-only journal, Molecular Therapy: Methods & Clinical Development (MTM). Its publications committee was charged with reviewing the applicants and recommending a single candidate to the board of directors.

“Dr. Herzog’s experience currently serving as Deputy Editor for the Society’s official journal, Molecular Therapy, and as Treasurer of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy make him especially qualified for this position,” said Helen E. Heslop, M.D., ASGCT Publications Committee Chair.

Dr. Herzog’s five-year term will begin in 2015.