Member Spotlight Archive

Founded:
2000
Mission:
Saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.
The Barth Syndrome Foundation is the only world-wide volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome (BTHS). The Foundation started in 2000, after the first international conference held in Baltimore, M.D. where families from around the world met to discuss BTHS. The Foundation strives to accelerate progress through collaboration between families and scientists, and encourage family participation in research.
Founded:
1982
Mission:
The Cancer Support Community is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.
As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research and advocacy. The organization includes an international network of Affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone.
Founded:
1987
Mission:
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation funds the most innovative ideas in neuroscience and psychiatry to better understand the causes and develop new ways to treat brain and behavior disorders. These disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and PTSD. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $346 million to fund more than 4,000 leading scientists around the world.
Founded:
1970
Mission:
Creating solutions for a healthier community.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is one of the nation’s premier graduate academic medical centers, with five schools that specialize in patient-centered education, research and health care. The UNT Health Science Center comprises the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Health Professions, the UNT System College of Pharmacy, plus other centers and institutes.
Founded:
1949
Mission:
To provide a leading, innovative, open, balanced marketplace of ideas for education and discourse across the field of global food and drug law that enables key stakeholders to inform, debate, and shape the evolution of public policy and regulation.
The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is a non-profit membership organization committed to providing timely information, analysis, and a platform for discussion on the latest issues in FDA regulated products, including food, drugs, animal drugs, biologics, diagnostics, dietary supplements, cosmetics, medical devices, and tobacco.
Founded:
1844
Mission:
To promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental illness, including substance use disorders, and their families; promote psychiatric education and research; advance and represent the profession of psychiatry; and serve the professional needs of its membership.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the largest psychiatric organization in the world. With over 36,000 members involved in psychiatric practice, research, and academia representing the diversity of the patients for whom they care, APA encompasses members practicing in more than 100 countries.
Founded:
2008
Mission:
To assist the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the nation in the development of an improved means for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of potentially life-threatening diseases caused by naturally emerging and purposefully disseminated infectious agents.
The Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) is a high security National Biocontainment Laboratory housing several Biosafety level 4 research laboratories, run by the University of Texas Medical Branch for exotic disease diagnosis and research. The GNL is one of only two such facilities in the United States and the largest one in the world located on an academic campus.
Founded:
1895
Mission:
To advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities, and sustain physician viability.
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the largest and oldest national organization representing African-American physicians and their patients in the United States. The NMA is a nonprofit professional and scientific organization representing the interests of more than 30,000 African-American physicians and the patients they serve, with nearly 112 affiliated societies throughout the nation and U.S. territories.
Founded:
1986
Mission:
Enabling people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.
Shire is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to helping people with life-altering conditions lead better lives.
Founded:
1996
Mission:
Advance knowledge, awareness, and education leading to the discovery and clinical application of genetic and cellular therapies to alleviate human disease.
The American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) is a non-profit medical and professional organization that represents researchers and scientists devoted to the discovery of new genetic and cellular therapies. ASGCT was established in 1996 by Dr. George Stamatoyannopoulos, Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, and a group of the country’s leading researchers in gene therapy.

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