Congratulations to Joshua Woolstenhulme, DPT, PhD, assistant professor of health, human function, and rehabilitation sciences at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, on receiving a $130,000 grant from the Cure JM Foundation.
Woolstenhulme’s grant, one of three awarded in the United States and abroad, will aid in his research to better understand the etiology of fatigue and fatigability in juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) using cardiorespiratory measures. His study will measure oxidative stress and mitochondrial function as possible causes of fatigue. Woolstenhulme hopes his research will shed light on a persistent problem of why JDM patients continue to feel significant fatigue despite disease control.
Woolstenhulme’s research focus is in exercise physiology with an emphasis in applied cardiorespiratory physiology for rehabilitation application.
Cure JM grants are made in concert with the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance.