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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.

Headshot of Mohamed Kazamel, MD

January 10, 2023

Mohamed Kazamel, MD, is an associate professor of neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He serves as director of the UAB…

Kristen Wheeden and her son, Brady, standing on their porch

August 2, 2021

Kristen Wheeden is executive director of the American Porphyria Foundation. She is also the incoming chair of the Rare Diseases…