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James Howard, MD, Distinguished Professor of Neuromuscular Disease, was named Medical Professional of the Year by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.


The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA), the largest, leading patient advocacy organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for the rare neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis (MG) while improving the lives of those living with MG, announced today the recipients of its annual MGFA Volunteer Awards at the 2021 National Conference. These unique volunteers and organizations have been recognized for their deep commitment to the MGFA and the MG community through patient advocacy, medical advancements, and positive impact for those living with MG and their caregivers as well as everyone across the community.

James Howard, MD, Distinguished Professor of Neuromuscular Disease, professor of Neurology¬† and Medicine, Former Chief of Neuromuscular Disorders Section at the UNC School of Medicine, was honored as “medical professional of the year.”

Read more about the awards at the MGFA website.