CHOP Event
"Research on Rare Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities"
May 27, 2014
10:00AM - 11:30AM: CTRB 1200B (First floor)
H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker:
H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D.

William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology
Director, Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Description:
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there are nearly 7,000 rare diseases affecting close to 30 million Americans. Two-thirds of those affected by rare diseases are children, and the diseases tend to be serious and lifelong. What progress has been made in scientific research for rare diseases? Why is this research so important? Dr. Sweeney will address these questions and describe efforts at CHOP and Penn currently underway to facilitate and expedite the development of novel therapies for orphan disorders/diseases.

The Office of Responsible Research Training's Conducting Research at CHOP seminar series is designed to educate the CHOP workforce on key topics related to the implementation and management of sponsored research. For more information on all sessions, visit Conducting Research at CHOP.

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All are welcome to attend!


The "Conducting Research at CHOP" seminar series is designed to educate the CHOP workforce on key topics related to the implementation and management of sponsored research.