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December 20, 2021

TOPIC: Medical, Patients & Members, Research

Helping Rare Disease Patients: A Conversation with Dr. Neilan about the Rare Disease Centers of Excellence Program

Posted at December 12, 2021 08:00 am by Jennifer Huron

In November, NORD announced the launch of its Rare Disease Centers of Excellence program, which aims to improve medical care for people living with rare diseases. The program has ambitious goals, including to help to shorten the time to diagnosis, to inform and establish treatment protocols where they do not currently exist, to facilitate more equitable access to… Read More

November 4, 2021

TOPIC: Press Releases, Medical, Research

Committing to Care, Access, Equity and Research: NORD Announces 31 Rare Disease Centers of Excellence

Posted at November 11, 2021 08:30 am by Rohan Narayanan

National Organization for Rare Disorders® (NORD) provides new designation to medical centers to define standards for high-quality specialized care for rare disease patients

Washington, DCNovember 4, 2021— Today, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) announced 31 NORD Rare Disease Centers of Excellence across the United States, establishing a unique network of medical centers, clinics, and institutions to advance care and expand access for rare disease patients. The program is being led by NORD to promote outstanding treatment for rare disease patients regardless of disease or geography, elevate collaboration, improve standards of care, advance research, and… Read More

September 28, 2021

TOPIC: Featured News, Medical, Head of the Herd, Voices of Rare Cancer

Head of the Herd: David Arons, National Brain Tumor Society

Posted at September 9, 2021 08:00 am by Maia Craig

David Arons is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). He shares a passion for incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion within the rare cancer and rare disease space.

1. How did you get started in the rare disease community?

I was motivated by my father who died of advanced metastatic melanoma when I was… Read More

May 27, 2021

TOPIC: Press Releases, Medical, Research

NORD Welcomes Edward Neilan, MD, PhD, as Chief Medical and Scientific Officer

Posted at May 5, 2021 07:55 am by Valaree DonFrancesco

Quincy, MA and Danbury, CT, May 27, 2021—The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®), the leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to the identification, treatment and cure of rare diseases, announced the appointment of Edward Neilan, MD, PhD, to the new position of Chief Medical and Scientific Officer. Dr. Neilan, an internationally recognized physician-scientist and rare genetic disease expert, will oversee… Read More

April 22, 2021

TOPIC: Press Releases, Medical, Research

CDISC and NORD Partner to Develop Data Standards for Rare Diseases

Posted at April 4, 2021 11:30 am by Valaree DonFrancesco

Danbury, CT and Austin, TX – April 22, 2021 – CDISC and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) have announced a partnership to develop global data standards for rare diseases. The data standards will be released in a Therapeutic Area User Guide that will be available at no cost on the CDISC website for researchers to leverage in… Read More