Research Advocacy

Today, February 29, 2016, is not only a special day because it's leap day, but also because it is Rare Disease Day. Taking place on the last day of February every year, Rare Disease Day is a chance for the rare disease community to come together and raise awareness to the public and to policymakers about rare diseases and their effe

From a challenge that raised millions and created buzz worldwide to groundbreaking research of a Nobel laureate whose contributions to cancer research are far-reaching, Research!America’s 2016 Advocacy Award honorees are individuals and organizations who are trailblazers in advocacy for medical and health research. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

By Benjamin Caballero MS, PhD Candidate, Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Glenn Close, Dr. Leroy Hood, Dr. Reed Tuckson, Kathy Giusti and the Progeria Research Foundation to Receive 2014 Research!America Advocacy Awards

Dear Research Advocate:

SamNext Monday, October 21 at 9:00 pm EST, HBO will debut LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM, the story of Sam Berns, a young boy with an extremely rare and highly-rapid aging disease called Progeria, and his family’€™s 13-year fight to find a cure.

Research!America’s science communications event, “Research Matters Communications Workshop: Promoting Basic Research in a New Age of Communications: Challenges and Opportunities,” was held October 9 at the Marvin Center on the campus of the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Dear Research Advocate:

pinkribbonIt’€™s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Although many great strides in new treatments and therapies for breast cancer have been made, patients and their families are still waiting desperately for a cure.

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