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These pioneers of innovation are patients, researchers, caregivers and supporters. Together, they drive the fight against disease and give purpose to the mission of R&D.


LATEST ARTICLES

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How America's Health Care System Impacts My Family

How America's Health Care System Impacts My Family

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Sacrificing even one future medicine is unacceptable

Sacrificing even one future medicine is unacceptable

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Fighting for His Wife's Treatment: Erik Q

Fighting for His Wife's Treatment: Erik Q.

Dan B.

Share the Savings with Seniors: Dan B.

Share the Savings with Seniors: Dan B.

Jake L.

Relying on Affordable Treatment: Jake L.

Relying on Affordable Treatment: Jake L.

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Innovative Therapies Made His NFL Career Possible: Rolf B.

Innovative Therapies Made His NFL Career Possible: Rolf B.

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Advocate Spotlight: Amy J.

Amy shares her fear when first diagnosed with MS, but hope in the future of medicine and support for innovation-first policies.

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Hope for a Cure Someday: Brittney D.

Hope for a Cure Someday: Brittney D.

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Ensuring A Better Future For Her Child: Emily H.

Ensuring A Better Future For Her Child: Emily H.

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Everyone Deserves Access to the Right Treatment: Lisa B.

Everyone Deserves Access to the Right Treatment.

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Improving Access to Treatment: Peggy Symons

Peggy Symons lives every single day advocating for more and better access to medications, not only for herself but for everyone living with schizophrenia and their families.

Cellular Pioneering: Dr. Jeffrey Conn

Cellular Pioneering: Dr. Jeffrey Conn

A pioneer in mental health research, Dr. Jeffrey Conn works to advance treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease.

Sharing Bold Advancements: Doreen Gentzler

Sharing Bold Advancements: Doreen Gentzler

Doreen Gentzler has a long, successful career not only in broadcast journalism but also in promoting public health issues. Today, she is a local NBC anchor in Washington, DC, and she serves as the station's medical reporter, filing cutting-edge health reports for all of the station's newscasts.

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Fighting for Reform: The Honorable Steven Leifman

The Honorable Steven Leifman worked to transform the criminal justice system of Florida to better help - not hinder - the treatment of mental health inmates in Southern Florida.

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Rethinking Psychiatric Treatment: Dr. Husseini Manji

Today, Dr. Husseini Manji is the global therapeutic head for neuroscience at Janssen. In this role, he has researched the ways in which psychiatric disorders alter a patient’s cellular systems, resulting in symptoms or negative behaviors.

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Breaking Barriers: Dr. Patricia Carney

As an OBGYN physician and the director of U.S. Medical Affairs for Women’s Health at Bayer, Dr. Carney's path has not always been so straightforward. “When I was growing up in the 60s, I thought – girls can't be doctors,” says Carney. “Even when I was in medical school, women were the minority.”

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Advocacy and Mental Health Care

For those living with mental illness, sometimes even the simplest daily tasks can be challenging.


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As an HIV patient in the 80s, I had lost all hope. Innovation gave it back.

As an HIV patient in the 80s, I had lost all hope. Innovation gave it back.

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I had cancer four times; Today I’m alive because of innovation

Justin shares his eight-year battle with leukemia and his hope for the future of cancer care.
 

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How Innovation Ended My Daily Battle with Headache and Migraine

After 25 trials, a new migraine treatment gave Jennifer her life back after years of pain.

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How innovation gave me a second chance at life

Nicole shares the story of her battle with lupus and the treatment that is giving her renewed hope. 

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Living With Limits Does Not Mean Living Without Hope

For Mitra, living with lupus symptoms and limitations doesn’t mean living without hope.

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Parkinson’s disease does not mean living with limits

Thanks to Parkinson’s Disease research and treatment advances, astronaut Rich Clifford continues to live his life without limitations.

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Living with severe asthma is a full-time job

Living with severe asthma is a full-time job, and it has impacted nearly every area of Donna’s life.

Innovation gave me back my ability to breathe

Gil shares his experience living with severe asthma, and the impact new treatments have on his life.

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Why innovation is vital: My battle with C. difficile

Simon Jenkins, who suffered from C. diff, shares his story and hope for future treatments.

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Your Epilepsy Does Not Define You

Epilepsy patient, caregiver and advocate Loretta Boileau has seen firsthand the benefits of innovative treatments for her and her family, but knows there is still a long road ahead.

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I'm One of the Lucky Ones

Learn about Jamie Schanbaum's near-fatal battle with meningitis, and the importance of getting vaccinated.

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I Just Want to Show Other Patients that Anything is Possible

Today is World Duchenne Awareness Day, which aims to raise awareness for people living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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The Greatest Gift of All: Hope

My son Parker's journey with juvenile arthritis (JA) began 10 years ago when he was in elementary school.

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I'm Not Going to Let My MS Diagnosis Get to Me

Although most patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are diagnosed between age 20 and 40, my story is a little different.

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Pink Hair Don't Care

How my life changed when I became the patient.

8 Questions with Pat Quinn, An ALS Patient and Advocate

Raising Awareness of ALS Through the Ice Bucket Challenge

Pat Quinn is a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.

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From Technology to Treatment: Uncovering Cures for Brain Diseases

The brain is one of the most complex – and most fascinating – organs in the human body, and one that can be impacted by countless diseases and disorders.

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Innovator Spotlight: The Critical Nature of Innovation and Collaboration in the Mental Health Space

Recently, mental health advocates and industry leaders came together in Chicago for New Cures, New Innovation for a New Era in Mental Health–hosted by America's Biopharmaceutical Companies–to spotlight scientific advancements in mental health treatment.

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Living With HIV: A Full and Rewarding Journey

How one patient’s journey is educating and inspiring others to get tested for HIV.

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A Patient's Take: Monica Johnson

As a patient advocate for the Americans for Cures Foundation, Monica Johnson has a particularly personal connection to the work she does.

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Making Patient Care Personal

Health care is innately personal. And with the recent genomic medicine explosion, the concept of “personalization” is taking on a whole new meaning.

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Getting Diagnosed with MS...

More than 2.3 million people around the world are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that damages the central nervous system. I am one of them.

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Multiple Sclerosis: Then and Now

While there is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), a decade of innovation has changed the way we treat the disease and enhance the lifestyles of people living with it.