Written by Christina Jensen on August 23, 2017
In advance of today’s Members-Only Webinar with the Director of NIH NCATS, Dr. Christopher Austin, Swapna Kakani, a summer intern with NORD, wrote the article below highlighting her experience in June at the NIH NCATS Day – Partnering with Patients for Smarter Science. We look forward to… Read More
Written by Christina Jensen on July 20, 2017
Washington, D.C. July 19, 2017 – The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, has announced two keynote speakers for its 2017 Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit, to be held October 16-17 in Washington, D.C.
The… Read More
Written by Christina Jensen on July 7, 2017
Washington, D.C., July 7, 2017—As part of its ongoing series to promote awareness and education regarding rare diseases, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has published a report on Bosma arhinia microphthalmia (BAM) syndrome. This new resource is available free online to individuals around the world.
As the primary advocacy… Read More
Written by Jennifer Huron on December 13, 2016
Today, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, a game-changing bill for medical innovation. The bill includes many provisions that will improve the discovery, development, and delivery of orphan therapies for rare disease patients, including:
Written by Jennifer Huron on December 7, 2016
Senate Passes Landmark 21st Century Cures Act
Washington, D.C., December 7, 2016—Today, the United States Senate overwhelmingly approved the 21st Century Cures Act, a game-changer for medical innovation, by a bipartisan vote of 94-5. The President is expected to… Read More