Month: October 2020

CAF Accepting Applications for 2020-2021 Patient Incentive Awards Until Feb 12, 2021

October 14, 2020 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Patient Incentive Awards, as well as the 2020-2021 Educational Incentive Awards for Children of Individuals with Thalassemia. These awards are open to thalassemia patients, as well as children of thalassemia patients, who are U.S. residents and are currently pursuing education […]

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CDC Launches Video Series on Story of Aaron Cheng

October 8, 2020 – CAF and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are excited to announce the launch of a new video series highlighting the story of Aaron Cheng, a physician in training who is living with thalassemia. In this series, Aaron shares his experiences growing up with thalassemia and provides tips for […]

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna

October 8, 2020 – Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for development of the CRISPR-Cas9 method of gene editing! Thank you to French-born Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr. Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. for developing this gene editing tool, which has transformed the field of genetic engineering by allowing researchers to […]

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Register Now for the CDC’s Webinar on Fertility in People with Thalassemia (Thursday, November 5)

October 7, 2020 – Dr. Farzana Sayani, the Director of the Penn Comprehensive Adult Thalassemia Program, will be presenting a webinar entitled “Evaluation and Management of Fertility in People with Thalassemia” on Thursday, November 5th from 2 PM-3 PM EST. This webinar is part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Public Health […]

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