Member Spotlight Archive

Founded:
1990
Mission:
SWHR is dedicated to advancing women’s health by eliminating imbalances in care for women through science, advocacy, and education.
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is a national non-profit based in Washington, D.C. A pioneer in promoting research on biological differences in disease, SWHR is dedicated to transforming women’s health through science, advocacy, and education. Founded in 1990 by a group of physicians, medical researchers and health advocates, SWHR aims to bring attention to the variety of diseases and conditions that disproportionately or predominately affect women.
Founded:
1976
Mission:
The mission of AATB is to promote the safety and utilization of donated human tissue.
The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is a professional, non-profit, scientific and educational organization.
Founded:
1995
Mission:
Saving lives, advancing research and changing health policy by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) is the leading and highest rated nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting lung cancer in the nation. Since 1995, we have played a critical role in every major advance – changing how we support, talk about, detect and treat the disease – and turning those impacted into survivors. Using a science-based, strategic approach, our vision is to triple the number of survivors over the next decade.
Founded:
1985
Mission:
To advance Massachusetts' leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system and improve patient lives.
MassBio is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1985 and committed to advancing Massachusetts' leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system and improve patient lives. Today, the organization represents 975+ biotechnology companies, academic institutions, disease foundations and other organizations involved in life sciences and healthcare, the vast majority of which are engaged in medical research.
Founded:
1986
Mission:
Advancing the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health.
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a professional, scientific organization of approximately 8,000 members employed in academia, industry, government, and other research institutes worldwide. AAPS advances the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health. AAPS members primarily come from a pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, or pharmacy field of study.
Founded:
1974
Mission:
Gift of Life Donor Program coordinates life-saving organ and life-enhancing tissue transplants in the eastern half of PA, southern NJ and DE, while supporting donor families who have generously chosen to give others a second chance at life through organ donation.
Gift of Life Donor Program, founded in 1974, is one of the oldest and largest organ procurement organizations (OPO) in the United States. Founded in 1974 by the Greater Delaware Valley Society of Transplant Surgeons, Gift of Life is part of the nationwide organ and tissue sharing network run by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Gift of Life coordinates life-enhancing tissue transplants for area residents who are in need of corneas for sight-restoring procedures, as well as skin, tissue and bone to repair injuries.
Founded:
1998
Mission:
To rapidly accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease.
The mission of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is to rapidly accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease. Founded in 1998 by co-chairmen Leonard A. and Ronald S. Lauder, the ADDF is a leader in funding innovative Alzheimer’s drug research worldwide. The ADDF focuses on translating the knowledge gained about the causes of Alzheimer's disease into drugs to conquer it, and supports an underfunded area-- preclinical drug discovery and early-stage clinical trials of potential drug targets. 
Founded:
1958
Mission:
Conducting effective advocacy for public policies that encourage the discovery of important, new medicines for patients by biopharmaceutical research companies.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested more than half a trillion dollars in the search for new treatments and cures, including an estimated $58.8 billion in 2015 alone.
Founded:
1928
Mission:
To develop and extend knowledge of nutrition of all species through fundamental, multidisciplinary, and clinical research; facilitate contact among investigators in nutrition, medicine and related fields of interest; support the dissemination and application of nutrition science to improve public health and clinical practice worldwide; promote graduate education and training of physicians in nutrition; provide reliable nutrition information to those who need it, and advocate for nutrition research and its application to development and implementation of policies and practices related to nutrition.
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. ASN’s  focus ranges from the most critical details of research and application to the broadest applications in society, in the U.S. and around the world. 
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.

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