World Duchenne Organization Leadership Award awarded to Professor Francesco Muntoni

The World Duchenne Organization is pleased to announce that the WDO Leadership Award, the highest recognition for individual achievement, was awarded to Professor Francesco Muntoni on September 7, 2022. Prof Muntoni is Director of the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre at Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street hospital.

This award acknowledges and celebrates exemplary leadership that has a significant and positive impact on advancing therapy development for people with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.

While the Duchenne community is blessed with many amazing scientists and physicians, Professor Muntoni’s actions demonstrate the need to share data, to learn from every study and to protect patients as we move into these exciting and potentially life changing therapies.

Read the press release from the World Duchenne Organization here.