The last 30 years has brought the mitochondria onto the front pages of medical journals but, as physicians, we are still educated along the same anatomical constructs that we were when Dr. Wallace introduced this concept: departments of organ-specific anatomy.
UMDF's Mito U is intended to understand disease using a different paradigm, that of energy, and offers courses to help clinicians gain the knowledge necessary to think about disease using this new model. Most clinicians are not yet aware of the broad effects of mitochondrial function within the different organ systems. We hope that Mito U will help close that gap and this new competence can affect patient outcomes."
- Bruce H. Cohen, MD, Chair, Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation