WHO WE ARE
The CMT Research Foundation is a patient-led, non-profit focused solely on delivering treatments and cures for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. CMT affects one in 2,500 people (about the same prevalence as multiple sclerosis), including 150,000 Americans and more than 3 million people around the world.
We have one single mission: to raise funds to invest in science that will lead to treatments and cures for CMT. Our impact goes beyond simply making investments. We identify key problems or gaps in progress to a cure, then aggressively find partners to attack the problems. We introduce CMT to the greater drug development community, something that has rapidly increased the number of experts working to solve the disease.
We fund projects with the highest likelihood of leading to clinical trials and approved treatments in the near term. All investments are gated, meaning projects need to achieve milestones defined for each phase of work before receiving funding for the next. Every contract includes a return on the CMT Research Foundation’s initial investment which is then reinvested in new projects.
New Project Announcement
A partnership with Vanderbilt School of Medicine to that seeks to treat the problem of overproduction of PMP22, the primary genetic cause of CMT1A
Registration Open for 2023 CMT Research Convention
Secure your spot today – register now for the 3rd Annual CMT Research Convention