Congratulations all - we had a highly successful ND-Day 2018!

We were in the top 5 with 2,531 votes, raising ~ $14,500 which is expected to receive a match of ~ $22,200 by the University.  
Total amount for ND Day 2018 ~ $36,700!   Well done!
FYI in 2017 we were in 54th place, so in one year, we've come a long way!  And more to go next year in 2019 (the total University pie to be captured is ~ $1.0 mil).
Thank you for your amazing support!


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In honor of Rare Disease Day, February 28th

Alone we are rare, together we are strong

Click on the photo below to view photos from Rare and Neglected Disease Day Conference


Cancellation Due to Weather / Rare and Neglected Disease Day Conference 

South Bend, Indiana has issued a weather warning status this evening. We are meant to stay off the roads. Therefore, we had to cancel tomorrow's 2.10.18 program. 

We are very saddened by this and we thank everyone who was able to make it today. For everyone that we did not see we hope to see you all next year!

Rare and Neglected Disease Day 2018 Agenda is out! 

Click below for full schedule

Rare And Neglected Disease Day 2018











Rosângela Moro meets with Boler-Parseghian Center to discuss rare diseases and Niemann-Pick Type C

Author: Jessica Sieff

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Rosângela Moro, who accompanied her husband, Judge Sergio Moro, to the University of Notre Dame for his commencement address to the graduating class of 2018, spoke with faculty and staff May 21, 2018, to learn about the University’s research and outreach programs related to rare and neglected diseases.

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In Honor of the late Dr. Stanley Falkow

Author: Plos Pathogens

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Ralph Isberg, Editorial Advisor and former Section Editor for PLOS Pathogens, remembers his friend, colleague, and mentor Stanley Falkow, and reflects on his contributions to the understanding of bacterial pathogens and his commitment to mentorship.

When I first entered the Falkow lab as a postdoctoral fellow in December 1983, I possessed a strange combination of naivete and arrogance that played to Stanley’s strengths.  This allowed him to shut down the still and extremely small voice in his head that said: “Maybe this is a bad idea.” Only after success occurred, and I imagine only very rarely, did he ever reveal evidence of this voice.…

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