Member Spotlight Archive

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.
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.

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