Member Spotlight Archive

Founded:
1966
Mission:
ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.
With more than 20,000 members representing 131 countries, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients. To accomplish this mission, ASN has forged partnerships with several federal agencies that benefit the more than 850,000,000 people worldwide with kidney diseases (including 40,000,000 in the United States). 
Founded:
2010
Mission:
Research Development professionals support the efforts of faculty to secure extramural research funding and initiate and nurture critical partnerships throughout the institutional research enterprise, among institutions, and with external stakeholders. With the goal of enabling competitive individual and team research and facilitating research excellence, the National Organization of Research Development Professionals will develop and share best practices for attracting and managing research funding, and facilitate building and implementing collaborative services and resources that span across disciplines, and cross administrative boundaries within organizations and beyond, in order to foster multi- and interdisciplinary research excellence.
The aphorism "a rising tide lifts all boats" as applied to the research enterprise could be the working mantra of members of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals. The mission of NORDP is to provide a platform and a catalyst for collaborative services and resources that span disciplines and cross boundaries within organizations and beyond, to foster multi- and inter-disciplinary research excellence. 
Founded:
1948
Mission:
To advance human genetics in science, health, and society through excellence in research, education, and advocacy.
ASHG is one of Research!America’s newest members, joining in 2017. We believe it is a fundamental responsibility of the Society to communicate effectively the value of scientific research to the public and Congress. ASHG joined Research!America to work with fellow member organizations to be more effective advocates on behalf of our members. This desire to speak up for our science is also why we recently launched our new ASHG Advocate’s pledge to facilitate advocacy by the Society’s members.
Founded:
1869
Mission:
Provide the highest quality health care, be the leading source of research and discovery, educate the next generation of leaders in child health and enhance the health and well-being of the children and families in our local community.
Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) invests heavily in research because science saves lives. They are focused on accelerating new treatments for devastating diseases as our discoveries translate from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside, where they have been improving the health of children and adults since 1869. 
Founded:
1948
Mission:
The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability, while championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections.
Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. The organization’s goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure.
Founded:
2008
Mission:
At Horizon, our mission is simple and powerful; to improve people’s lives. This mission not only drives what we do, in terms of bringing innovative therapies to market for those impacted by rare diseases, rheumatic diseases and other conditions, it also shapes who we are.
Horizon Pharma focuses primarily on the research, development and commercialization of medicines that treat rare diseases, which are diseases that impact fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. Because so few individuals are affected by a single rare disease, working to better understand the nature of the specific disease as well as developing appropriate biomarkers, diagnostics and treatments is often very challenging and requires a network of academic, government and private physicians and scientists to work together al
Founded:
1988
Mission:
Improve health through informatics education, science and practice.
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is the professional home for more than 5,500 informatics professionals, representing front-line clinicians, researchers, educators, and public health experts who bring meaning to data, manage information and generate new knowledge across the health and health care enterprise. Over the last 35 years, the use of informatics has grown exponentially to improve health and to make better health care decisions.
Founded:
1970
Mission:
To cure headache and end its pain and suffering.
The National Headache Foundation (NHF) is a 501 c-3 non-profit foundation which seeks to improve the lives of individuals with migraine and other severe headache disorders through education, research, and advocacy. The NHF was established in 1970 by one of the world’s preeminent headache clinicians, Dr. Seymour Diamond, and others who recognized the need for a patient organization in headache. Since its inception, the NHF has consistently distilled and amplified the voice of the patient in all matters related to headache care, research, and understanding. 
Founded:
1899
Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.
Founded:
1978
Mission:
To provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 21,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues through research, advocacy, communications and education. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. 

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If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana