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August 6, 2018

TOPIC: Featured News, Patients & Members

NORD Issues Statement on the Passing of Dr. Robert M. Campbell

Posted at August 8, 2018 03:39 pm by Christina Jensen

Washington, D.C., August 6, 2018 – The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of Dr. Robert M. Campbell.

“NORD is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Robert M. Campbell. A great friend to NORD, Dr. Campbell… Read More

July 19, 2018

TOPIC: Featured News, Industry, Medical, Patients & Members, Press Releases, Research, Sticky Posts for Homepage

NORD’s RareEDU™ Launches Video Addressing a Topic Vital to Today’s Rare Disease Community, Gene Therapy: Your Questions Answered

Posted at July 7, 2018 10:17 am by Christina Jensen

Washington, D.C., July 19, 2018—The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) today launched Gene Therapy: Your Questions Answered, a new video from its RareEDU educational program addressing some of the most commonly asked questions from patients and caregivers on the topic.  It is available for viewing here Read More

July 11, 2018

TOPIC: Advocacy, Events, Featured News, Industry, Patients & Members, Research

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Confirmed as 2018 NORD Rare Summit Keynote Speaker

Posted at July 7, 2018 09:21 am by Christina Jensen

1200px-Scott_Gottlieb_official_portraitDr. Scott Gottlieb was sworn in as the 23rd Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration in 2017, and provided a keynote speech at the NORD Rare Summit shortly thereafter. 2018 marks his second year at the Summit, and we look forward to Dr. Gottlieb’s update for the rare disease community.

In addition… Read More

July 9, 2018

TOPIC: Featured News, Patient Stories, Patients & Members, Uncategorized

Moving documentary on Joshua Frase Foundation, Nibs – the matriarch of the first ever MTM dog colony, and the power of patient advocacy

Posted at July 7, 2018 09:55 am by Laura Mullen

The Joshua Frase Foundation (JFF) is a non-profit organization founded with a simple yet seemingly unattainable vision: to find a cure for Myotubular Myopathy (MTM). The journey towards a cure started the day Joshua Frase was born with a disease so rare that he was said to be only one of fifty five known cases around the… Read More

July 2, 2018

TOPIC: Featured News

Get to know Jill Pollander, NORD’s new Director of Patient Services

Posted at July 7, 2018 09:35 am by Laura Mullen

Earlier this month, Jill Pollander joined NORD as Director of Patient Services. Jill has a B.S. in Nursing from Northeastern University and a M.S. in Nursing from University of Phoenix. She brings a great breadth of experience in healthcare to NORD, including working as an emergency room nurse and in long-term care, establishing a Licensed… Read More