The Global Health Repurposing Awards (GHRA) honor leaders in business, science and philanthropy whose achievements have made a difference in patient lives through repurposing research that finds new uses for existing drugs, devices and nutriceuticals.

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June 27th, 2017

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel - Chicago, IL


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Thank you, 2017 Sponsors! 


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Questions? Contact Jessica Wayne, Director of Sponsorships


HSU-JudyCures Within Reach is thrilled to have Judy Hsu, Anchor/Reporter, ABC 7 Eyewitness News, as Guest Emcee for the 2017 Global Health Repurposing Awards. 

This year’s event will honor leaders in industry, science and philanthropy who have made a difference in the lives of rare disease patients. Recently nominated for her 16th Emmy Award, Judy Hsu joins ABC7’s primary daytime lineup after 15 years of “waking up” with Chicago. She now anchors the 11AM News with Terrell Brown and 4PM News with Rob Elgas. Read Judy's full bio!








Awardees Announced! GHRA 2017 Awardee collage edited

We're excited to announce that the 2017 Global Health Repurposing Awards’ (GHRA) recipients are: Timothy P. Walbert, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Pharma plc; Berish Rubin, PhD and Sylvia Anderson, PhD, Head and Director, Laboratory for Familial Dysautonomia Research, Fordham University; Dr. Michael Tranfaglia, Medical Director and Co-Founder of FRAXA Research Foundation; and Dr. Lieven Lagae, Director of the Childhood Epilepsy Program at the KUL University Hospitals.

Read the full press release here

Learn more about the awardees!




Nicole Ice SkatingHelp Us Celebrate Saving Rare Disease Patient Lives!

For Nicole, a young girl with a rare autoimmune disease, the repurposing of the drug Rapamycin was a miracle. Nicole is one of thousands of children for whom repurposed drugs change outcomes. “[Being sick] involved half of my life in the hospital,” Nicole said. To the people who helped get her repurposed treatment, she said, “You saved my life.” 

Stories like Nicole’s are why Cures Within Reach is hosting the 5th Annual Global Health Repurposing Awards on June 27, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, IL, where this non-profit will give out patient impact repurposing awards in philanthropy, industry and research among guests from industry, academia, clinical care, philanthropy, government, and patient advocacy.  “The 2017 GHRA Awards will highlight the impact that repurposing research can have on improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs,” says Robert Metz, Senior Vice President of Horizon Pharma, co-chair of the event. Read more...




2017 Auction Packages

This year we’re expanding our live auction at the GHRAs.

Browse our exciting packages below, and get ready to bid on your favorites!


Cubs-CollageChicago Cubs Package

Cubs Tickets

Baseball Autographed by Kyle Hendricks

Overnight Stay at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel



Check, Please! Package

Guest Bartending Spot on Check, Please!

Dinner Gift Certificate

Cocktail Shaker

Top Shelf Liquor



Chicago Bears Package

Bears Tickets

Bears Memorabilia 

Dinner Gift Certificate


United Center CollageUnited Center Package

Blackhawks Tickets

Bulls Tickets

Bulls Jersey

Overnight Stay at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare






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