At CAF, Medical Reseach is Key
Medical researchers who are interested in initiating a thalassemia-related project or who have an existing project that requries additional funding: The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation may be just what you need. CAF is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Fellowship and Research Grant programs and we encourage you to apply.
CAF has a decades-long history of supporting innovative and important research in thalassemia. Our established and respected Medical Fellowship program has funded numerous early career individuals who have continued to stay in the thalassemia field and make important contributions to the scientific and clinical study of thalassemia.
Our Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassemia Grants and Clinical Trials in Thalassemia Cell and GeneTherapy Grants are aggressively pushing forward the understanding of issues of concern to the growing thalassemia population and helping to propel advances in areas of primary importance.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
October 4, 2016 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is accepting applications for medical research grants and fellowships in areas related to thalassemia. The awards are in 3 categories: Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassemia; Clinical Trials in Thalassemia Cell and Gene Therapy; and Research Fellowships. Details are as follows: SUPPORT FOR ONGOING CLINICAL RESEARCH […]
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
September 27, 2016- CAF is pleased to announce that four new Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Medical Research Fellowships and one renewal Fellowship have been awarded for the 2016-2017 grant cycle. In addition, this year we have awarded a new Clinical Research Grant to support ongoing clinical research in thalassemia. The total amount of funding for the […]
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
November 6, 2015 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is accepting applications for medical research grants and fellowships in areas related to thalassemia. The awards are in 3 categories: Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassemia; Clinical Trials in Thalassemia Cell and Gene Therapy; and Research Fellowships. Details are as follows: SUPPORT FOR ONGOING CLINICAL RESEARCH […]
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
October 28, 2015 – A packed house of 240 clinicians, scientists, nurses, industry, consumers and other participants attended the 10th Cooley’s Anemia Symposium in Rosemont, IL from October 18-22. This invaluable meeting, presented by the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation (CAF) and the New York Academy of Sciences(NYAS) is an anticipated and milestone event held only every […]
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
July 29, 2015 – Three new Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Medical Research Fellowships have been awarded for the 2015-2016 grant cycle. Combined with the three Fellowships which have been renewed from the previous cycle, the total amount of research funding for the current cycle comes to $195,000. The recipients were selected by members of the CAF […]
Monday, February 2nd, 2015
February 2, 2015 – Thalassaemia International Federation ( TIF) has announced a new thalassemia fellowship opportunity, established in honor of the late Renzo Galanello, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cagliari, Italy, and Director of the 2nd Pediatric Clinic, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Ospedale Regionale per le Microcitemie. Dr. Galanello was a respected and […]
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
December 11, 2014 – Exciting data from studies looking at new treatments for thalassemia presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology builds upon science supported by the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and gives hope for the development of significant new treatments for the genetic blood disorder known as thalassemia. Two of the […]
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
August 25, 2014 – New explorations in gene editing. Connections between thyroid hormones and hemoglobin. Efficiency and safety in gene therapy. Using a protein to control iron. These are the ideas behind the four exciting new studies being funded by the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation this year. These new fellowships join four renewed fellowships and a […]
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
bluebird bio, a Cambridge, MA- based biotechnology company, is sponsoring the Northstar Study, investigating gene transfer as a curative option for beta-thalassemia. More information about the study, including eligibility requirements, can be found at http:///www.northstarstudy.com. The Northstar Study is now enrolling adults who are transfusion dependent and diagnosed with a beta thalassemia major. The goal […]
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
December 2, 2013 – bluebird bio, Inc. today announced that the first subject with beta-thalassemia major has been enrolled in its phase 1/2 HGB-205 study in France and has undergone infusion with bluebird bio’s LentiGlobin drug product in an autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. “We believe gene therapy represents a potentially new and exciting treatment […]