2020 Patient Education Events

Congratulations to our 2020 Patient Impact Awardees:

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2020 Janet Davison Rowley Patient Impact Research Award

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2020 Golan Christie Taglia Patient Impact Philanthropy Award

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2020 Patient Impact Industry Award

Join us for our virtual Fall 2020 patient education events to help honor these amazing organizations. Register for just one event, or join us for both events at a discounted rate! To register for both events, use either link.

Repurposing for Pediatric Patients: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

November 2 at 1pm ET

A conversation on the opportunities that repurposing drugs, devices and other treatments provide for the pediatric patient population.  New FDA approved treatments are often developed for adults with specific diseases, while the needs of the pediatric patient is often underserved or overlooked for a variety of reasons.  Speakers will provide the perspectives of industry, research, not-for-profit and the patient voice.

Moderator: Mary B. Leonard, MD, MSCE, Adalyn Jay Physician in Chief, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics; and Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute, Stanford School of Medicine

Speakers: 

Ben McGraw, PharmD, Executive Chairman, Auration Biotech

Teresa Purzner, MD, SIGF and BioX fellow, SPARK scholar, Stanford University; Chief Neurosurgery Resident, University of Toronto

Dr. Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases, DNDi

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR NOV 2. Register for just one event, or join us for both events at a discounted rate!

How Patients Impact the 505(b)(2) Regulatory Process

October 19 at 5pm ET

A conversation on the 505(b)(2) regulatory process and how patients, caregivers and patient advocacy groups can engage with both industry and regulators to support the drug development process, share their real-world perspectives for clinical trial planning and represent the patient view throughout the drug approval process.  Speakers will provide the perspectives of industry, research, not-for-profit and the patient voice.

Moderator: Andrea Furia-Helms, MPH, Director, Patient Affairs Staff, US FDA

Speakers:

Tamy Kim, PharmD, Associate Director, Oncology Center of Excellence, US FDA

Daniel Lewi, Founder of CATS Foundation

Ken Phelps, President and Founder of Camargo Pharmaceutical Services

Register for just one event, or join us for both events at a discounted rate!

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After each of these panel sessions, Cures Within Reach will present SPARK at StanfordDrugs for Neglected Diseases initiative and Camargo Pharmaceutical Services with their 2020 Patient Impact Awards, recognizing each organization’s outstanding achievements in creating impact for patients by repurposing existing science and medicine.

During these patient-focused events, Cures Within Reach will celebrate:

  • Stanford SPARK’s interest in and support of the translational development of repurposing opportunities for both commercial and philanthropic treatments for patients with unmet medical needs, in a range of diseases via drugs, devices and other technologies.
  • DNDi’s efforts to develop eight new treatments from existing molecules and recombining drugs to bring better treatments to patients with malaria, Chagas disease, sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, and pediatric HIV.
  • Camargo’s dedication to supporting the regulatory approval and development of proven therapies that enhance patient outcomes through the 505(b)(2) pathway and similar pathways worldwide. As a trailblazer, Camargo and its founders were involved with the first private sector drug approval using the 505(b)(2) pathway – and since 2003 have improved countless patient lives by helping industry advance these therapies through regulatory approval.

Read the entire press release HERE.  To join us in celebrating these 2020 Awardees as a Planning Committee member, through sponsorship or in other ways, please email info@cureswithinreach.org.

Background: Awards are given to industry leaders, scientists, philanthropists and organizations driving improvements in clinical care through repurposing at several events throughout 2020, part of Cures Within Reach’s largest annual fundraiser.  These events celebrate our collective commitment to patient impact through repurposing. In 2020, Cures Within Reach will honor these three recipients in locations that best celebrate the honorees in their own communities, with the people who best can help us honor them.

Thanks to our Patient Education supporters as well as from our Repurposing Community Industry Members

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Recordati Rare Diseases supports repurposing research
Takeda Pharmaceuticals supports repurposing research
TerSera Therapeutics supports repurposing research
Brand Institute supports repurposing research
Golan Christie Taglia supports repurposing research
Healx supports repurposing research

Honoring leadership in medical repurposing

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, email GHRA@cureswithinreach.org

Janet Davison Rowley Patient Impact Research Award

The Janet Davison Rowley Patient Impact Research Award is given to one or more researchers, clinicians or computational biologists who have created positive patient impact through repurposing research. We honor the impact Dr. Rowley (1925-2013) had on patients through her clinical care and medical research, including her pioneering work that led to the creation of drugs that were later repurposed for additional indications.

Previous Awardees Include:
  • Dr. Denise Faustman, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Scott Weir, The University of Kansas Cancer Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center (See a short video about his research at the top of this page!)
  • Dr. Berish Rubin & Dr. Sylvia Anderson, Fordham University
  • Dr. Marty St. Clair, Viiv Healthcare
  • Dr. Vincent Rajkumar, Mayo Clinic
  • Dr. James Surmeier and Dr. Tanya Simuni, Northwestern University
  • Dr. David Teachey, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 
The researcher, clinician, and/or computational biologist should fit the following profile:
  • Has successfully repurposed a drug, device or nutraceutical for human clinical use, which is either used off-label or has been approved by the FDA or other regulatory agency; has made significant advancements in repurposing research; and/or is a recognized thought leader in repurposing research
  • Has published repurposing research data in the scientific literature
  • Patients who use or used a repurposed treatment discovered and/or advanced by the nominee enjoy an increased quality and/or length of life
  • Will work with Cures Within Reach on public recognition of the award

Golan Christie Taglia Patient Impact Philanthropy Award

The Golan Christie Taglia Patient Impact Philanthropy Award is given to an individual, group or organization that has created positive patient impact by advocating for patients or contributing to the growth of repurposing research through financial, operational or professional philanthropic support. Named in honor of Golan Christie Taglia LLP in gratitude for their many years of financial and in-kind support for Cures Within Reach, helping us to grow and thrive.

Previous Awardees Include:
  • The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • FRAXA Research Foundation
  • Dr. Nicolas Sireau, with Professor Lakshminarayan Ranganath, AKU Society
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • George and Judy Goldman, Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships
  • Golan Christie Taglia LLP
The individual, group, or organization selected should fit the following profile:
  • Be a recognized leader in an advocacy, research, healthcare, philanthropic or non-governmental (NGO) organization endeavor, or be a supporter of such an endeavor
  • Has made significant philanthropic contributions and/or created fundraising that have resulted in the advancement of repurposing
  • Has brought together various stakeholders to create an increased quality and/or length of life for patients
  • Will work with Cures Within Reach on public recognition of the award

Patient Impact Industry Award

The Patient Impact Industry Award is given to an industry individual, group or organization that has created positive patient impact by contributing to the growth and profile of repurposing research within the healthcare industry, through financial, operational and/or collaborative support. Nominees may represent any size of industry organization, from start up to large pharmaceutical companies. In addition, nominees may also represent any sector that impacts repurposing research, including biotech, pharma and indutry service / support providers.

Previous Awardees Include:
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Novartis
  • Timothy P. Walbert, Horizon Therapeutics plc
  • Dr. Jerome B. Zeldis, Sorrento Therapeutics, formerly of Celgene Global Health and Celgene Corporation
  • Dr. Richard DiMarchi, University of Indiana, formerly of Eli Lily
  • Dr. Norbert Riedel, Aptinyx Inc., formerly of Baxter International
  • Michael S. Rosen, Rosen Bioscience Strategies, formerly of Illinois Science + Technology Park and Forest City Realty Trust
The individual, group, or organization selected should fit the following profile:
  • Is or was in a significant leadership position in the healthcare industry and has demonstrated a commitment to collaboration, service and/or support for repurposing research
  • Focused the attention of the healthcare industry, and/or their own group or organization and similar groups or organizations, on improving the lives of patients through repurposing
  • Patients who use or used a repurposed treatment supported by this nominee enjoy an increased quality and/or length of life
  • Will work with Cures Within Reach on public recognition of the award

 Questions? Contact Clare Thibodeaux, PhD, Director of Scientific Affairs: clare@cureswithinreach.org or 847-745-1250