Supporting our research

The University of Michigan Neuromuscular Research Program supports patient-centered clinical research in genetic neuromuscular disorders, including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

The mission of the Ramchandren Neuromuscular Research Program program is to improve the quality of life of all our patients with genetic neuromuscular disorders.

Gifts made to our Program will support research on reducing the disease burden in patients with genetic neuromuscular disorders, developing outcome measures for clinical trials, and helping patients with complex genetic diseases transition from pediatric to adult clinics.

To support our Neuromuscular Research Program, please click here; you will be directed to our UMHS online giving page. 


1.  Can donations be made in memory or in honor of a person?

Yes. Donations can be made in memory or in honor of a person. The website will allow you to submit the name of the person to be honored or remembered and the name and address of the person to be notified of the donation. Donation amounts are not included in the acknowledgement letter.

2.  Can donations be deducted on income tax?

Yes. Donations to the Neuromuscular Research Program are deductible for income, gift, and estate tax purposes under the Internal Revenue Code. The University of Michigan has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status (federal tax ID number: 38-6006309). You will receive a letter documenting the amount donated.

3.  Is more information available about donations to the University of Michigan Neuromuscular Research Program?

Yes, you can get more information about donations to the University of Michigan Neuromuscular Research Program by contacting Michelle Davis, Associate Director of Development for Neurology, at 734-763-3555, or email: