FSHD University is your center for advanced education about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy.
We will focus on three "departments" (see below) – Physical Health, Wellness, and Research – drawing on the many resourceful, creative people in our community who have earned their MDs and PhDs in living with FSHD. Over time, we expect to establish new departments to address additional areas where we see a thirst for knowledge. Your input and suggestions are very much welcome. This is YOUR university!
Past Events › FSHD Radio
This is our monthly Zoom meeting on Wellness, held on the second Monday of each month at 5:00-6:00 pm ET (if Monday is a national holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday). It is open to everyone in the FSHD community. This is your time to enjoy the company of fellow FSHers, share challenges, talk about what works for you, and feel validated and supported in whatever you may be going through. This month, we welcome Ray Jordan and…Find out more »
9:00 PM ET | 8:00 PM CT | 7:00 PM MT | 6:00 PM PT LISTEN HERE Note: our original program featuring the FSHD Society's Jamshid Arjomand, PhD, chief science officer, has been postponed until later this year. Instead, we are delighted to welcome Rabbi Haviva Ner-David, a long-time member of the FSHD Society whose first novel, Hope Valley, is being published this month. Haviva drew on her experience living with FSHD to create two compelling Israeli women, one Jewish…Find out more »
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT Learning, discovering and testing: a researcher’s journey into FSHD Angela Lek, PhD, will share her scientific journey as an FSHD researcher. Her work is focused on understanding the molecular circuits Dr. Angela Lek that are perturbed in response to DUX4 misexpression in muscle cells. Her lab performed a genetic screen to systematically turn on and off every human gene in an attempt to identify the…Find out more »
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Best practices in medical care, physical therapy, and exercise for FSHD can improve health and overall function in many individuals.
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Understanding research can guide best practices in care and empower you to engage in impactful ways with research and drug development.
Information provided by the FSHD Society does not imply an endorsement of any of the drugs, procedures, treatments, or products discussed. Please consult your own healthcare provider about any medical interventions.