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NHLBI, CDC Launch Surveillance and Research Program for Inherited Blood Diseases

February 24, 2010 – Medical researchers are developing a new surveillance system to determine the number of patients diagnosed with a family of inherited blood disorders known as hemoglobinopathies, including sickle cell disease, thalassemias, and hemoglobin E disease. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health is funding the […]

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CDC,HHS Issue H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Online Resource

November 17, 2009 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted information online concerning H1NI flu (popularly known as “swine flu”) to provide general information on the disease for different audiences.       More Flu Resources   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently forwarded an email regarding other […]

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CDC Announces Funding for Hemoglobinopathies Program

April 20, 2009 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a funding opportunity for a “Population-based Surveillance for Hemoglobinopathies” program. The purpose of this program is to provide support through CDC cooperative agreements for non-research activities to collect and link data on selected samples of patients for population-based estimates. This announcement […]

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Interview with Dr. Hani Atrash of the CDC

October 29, 2008 – Dr. Hani Atrash became Director of the Division of Blood Disorders at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in June, 2008. CAF recently interviewed Dr. Atrash about his work with the CDC and how it relates to the thalassemia community. Can you tell us a little about your history […]

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