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Dec. 22, 2021


Dr. Edward Neilan: NORD’s Chief Medical and Scientific Officer

Posted by Valaree DonFrancesco

On the show today, we welcome Dr. Edward Neilan, NORD’s own Chief Medical and Scientific Officer. In this role, Ed oversees medical and research initiatives, including the Rare Disease Cures Accelerator-Data and Analytics Platform (RDCA-DAP) program that NORD established in partnership with FDA and the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) He carries a unique perspective as a physician and researcher and would like to focus this episode of NORDpod on the value of data sharing from a clinician’s perspective (which was also the topic he spoke about during the virtual 2021 RDCA- DAP Annual Workshop). Patient participation in the RCDA-DAP programs is a “pay it forward” opportunity to advance critical research and you’re going to learn how you – yes you the listener – can choose to take an active role in this really important advocacy. NORDpod is the official podcast of the National Organization for Rare Disorders. For more information, visit

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