Thanks to Shannon Cohn and the Endo What? Coalition working tirelessly with Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Orrin Hatch on a groundbreaking, bi-partisan initiative to create widespread awareness and meaningful change for the millions of people living with endometriosis, endometriosis will now receive research funding from the Dept. of Defense for the first time in history! As Endo What? explains, the DOD has a CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program) to pursue novel approaches to biomedical research that affects the American public, the military and Congress. As endometriosis affects all three of those population segments (directly or indirectly), it has been added to the program now for the first time. To learn more, be sure to visit www.EndoWhat.org and sign the Open Letter asking policy makers to address this urgent issue! Be sure to also watch the video announcement here: https://www.facebook.com/EndoWhat/videos/824992241038287/?t=0
UPDATE 2020: The ERC is thrilled to announce that EndoWhat? has once again secured millions in funding from the DOD CDMRP for endometriosis research. We were pleased to be represented on the scientific panels reviewing applications. Congratulations to Shannon and her team!