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Impact Features

Dynamic teams of physicians, researchers, patients, and patient advocates work together in each RDCRN consortium to advance rare diseases research. This page collects feature articles highlighting both the work of the RDCRN consortia and the people behind that work. Choose the consortium acronym at the top of the page to view features articles related to that consortium.

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Keyword co-occurrence visualization map of RDCRN-supported publications 2004–2020.

January 29, 2024

The Rare Diseases Act of 2002 (H.R. 4013) enacted the establishment of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) in 2003.

Neonatal Enterovirus and Human Parechovirus Viral Sepsis Over Time: What We’re Learning from a Natural History Study

November 21, 2023

Headshot of Kristen Hutchinson Spytek

October 18, 2022

Kristen Hutchinson Spytek is the president and co-founder of the National CMV Foundation, a patient advocacy group that aims to prevent pregnancy…

Headshot of David Kimberlin, MD

October 14, 2022

David Kimberlin, MD, is vice chair for Clinical and Translational Research and co-director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the…

Congenital and Perinatal Infections Consortium logo

October 11, 2022

The Congenital and Perinatal Infections Consortium (CPIC) is a group of scientists, clinicians, stakeholders, and patient advocates focused on rare…

CPIC central unit

January 26, 2021

The Congenital and Perinatal Infections Consortium (CPIC) brings together a coalition of 29 academic medical centers that have a longstanding history…