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After a mostly quiet grant review period in Q4 of 2019, the SAB got very busy in 2020 with eight separate grant proposals coming in a single day in January, all from the same funder. The Bryon Riesch Foundation, based in Wisconsin, has asked us to review over $500,000 in potential funding from seven labs.

In Epsiode 34 of U2FP's CureCast podcast, we introduce Jason Stoffer. We talk with Jason about who he is, where he hails from and how he came to be the new co-host on the podcast. We also talk with Kate Willette, author of Don’t Call It a Miracle: The Movement To Cure Spinal Cord Injury, about her new projects. It's an intimate and wide-ranging conversation that we think you’ll enjoy.

Momentum behind Team U2FP for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues to grow. Not only do we have half of our spots filled, but we now have a Team Captain for the BACM! We’ll be introducing her here in this space in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for that! As a reminder, the Team Captain is a new position we created this year, to further support all Team U2FP runners and wheelers during their training, race day, and through the end of 2020.

Check out Episode 33 of CureCast. We (Kate Willette, Jason Stoffer and Matthew Rodreick) talk with Dr. Mohamad Bydon from the Mayo Clinic. You may have seen the Good Morning America piece focused on 'super responder' patient one in the Phase 1 Clinical Trial using Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells. We wanted to understand more about the study, how to go beyond the media hype and get an understanding of where Dr. Bydon sees this research going.