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Dr. Douglas McKim honoured by Muscular Dystrophy Canada

July 29, 2014

Muscular Dystrophy Canada has awarded Dr. Douglas McKim the “Dr. George Karpati Award for Researcher of the Year” in recognition of his ongoing work to advance treatments for Muscular Dystrophy. Dr. McKim’s research focuses on non-invasive ventilation and improving lung function in people who suffer from Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. He will receive this prestigious honour at a recognition dinner to be held in Richmond, British Columbia, on August 23.

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