Member Spotlight Archive

Founded:
1954
Mission:
Our Vision: A World Without MG Our Mission: Create Connections, Enhance Lives, Cure MG
The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America was founded by a patient advocate and mother of a Myasthenia Gravis (MG) patient. A rare disease, MG in its most common form is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups.
Founded:
2007
Mission:
The Global Health Technologies Coalition’s (GHTC) mission is to advance policies to accelerate the creation of new vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and other tools to bring healthy lives within reach for all people.
Our focus is on health challenges that disproportionately impact the world’s poorest, including both those long-standing — like tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and neglected tropical diseases — and those newly emerging.
Founded:
1955
Mission:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school. For more than 60 years, Einstein’s diverse faculty and staff have set the standard for excellence in medical and graduate education and patient-centered clinical care and have made major contributions to scientific research, enhancing human health in its communities and beyond. Einstein’s mission is to prepare a diverse body of students to become knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and innovative scientific investigators and to create new knowledge in the promotion of human health.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school. For more than 60 years, Einstein’s diverse faculty and staff have set the standard for excellence in medical and graduate education and patient-centered clinical care and have made major contributions to scientific research, enhancing human health in its communities and beyond. Einstein’s mission is to prepare a diverse body of students to become knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and innovative scientific investigators and to create new knowledge in the promotion of human health.    
Founded:
1997
Mission:
The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) serves as the voice for the research-based biopharmaceutical and medical technology industry in New Jersey. HINJ seeks to expand patient access to the most innovative biopharmaceuticals and medical technologies and to promote awareness of the industry’s impact on our state’s quality of life and economic well-being.
HINJ member companies include 12 of the world’s top 20 research-based biopharmaceutical companies and five of the world’s top 20 medical technology companies.
Founded:
1930
Mission:
Core Values: Excellence in education, research and patient care | Respect for and inclusion of people from all backgrounds | Commitment to service, solving real world problems | Sense of urgency in transforming discoveries into improved human health
Duke University School of Medicine is one of the largest biomedical research enterprises in the country. The school includes the research efforts of 2,400 basic science and clinical faculty members who strive to transform medicine and health, locally and globally, through innovative scientific research and rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries.
Founded:
1824
Mission:
Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was the first medical school in the nation’s capital and is the 11th oldest in the country. Working together in our nation’s capital, with integrity and resolve, the GW SMHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of our local, national, and global communities.
Competition for funding is a consistent challenge for research institutions, regardless of whether they’re based in the public or private sectors. Medical discoveries don’t come cheaply, however, and while the available stream of federal research dollars has remained relatively constant over the past two decades, the costs associated with scientific investigation have increased. 
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. 

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The capabilities are enormous, a little bit of research can pay off quite a bit in the long run.
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