Clinical Research


The list of Clinical Trials available is ever growing. For the most up-to-date and accurate list of Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Trials and resources, please go to

Clinical Research

We at the University of Minnesota Paul & Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center are dedicated to the treatment and care of those living with Muscular Dystrophy.

Clinic TrialEach year, there are more and more clinical trials available that may help with the treatment and management of your neuromuscular disorder. We are able to offer many clinical studies at the University of Minnesota, as well as have the ability to partner with other research and Universities nationwide. This allows us to provide various opportunities for patients affected with a neuromuscular condition.

Interested in learning more about clinic trials happening now at the U of MN? Find out what trials are currently in progress: PDF icon md_center_clinical_research_projects_2017.pdf

The amount of progress in research and treatment for Neuromuscular diseases over last 15 years has been astounding. Every day, we are getting closer to treatment, and an eventual cure.

Fast Fact
The MD Center is actively recruiting patients for studies including these conditions: 
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD)
  • Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD2I)
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 1A (CMT1A)
  • Charcot-Marie Tooth (CMT) with unknown diagnosis

If you are interested in learning more, please contact: 
Jenna Ruggiero at or (612) 625-4882
or Natalya Burlakove at or (612) 626-4690.