The National Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Society has established a 2013 Family Support Programs Grant in honor of Dr. William Sly. Faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Biochemistry made contributions totaling $8,920 to the MPS Society in Dr. Sly’s name to recognize him for his outstanding scientific contributions, leadership and friendship on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Dr. Sly received a letter from the MPS Society informing him of the tribute.
The National MPS Society provides support to affected individuals and their families by supporting research, advocacy and awareness of these disorders. Dr. Sly’s group described the first patient with MPS VII (Sly syndrome) and worked with collaborators at The Jackson Laboratory to characterize the mouse model of this disease. He is recognized as a leader in the MPS field.