Cures Within Reach Names Two Recipients of its 2021 Patient Impact Awards
ReFRAME at Scripps Research/Calibr and CURE ID at the FDA and NCATS/NIH to be honored during patient education events in 2021
CHICAGO - March 23, 2021 - PRLog -- Cures Within Reach, a global nonprofit leading the use of repurposing research to help improve patients' lives, today announced two of its three 2021 Patient Impact Award recipients of the Global Health Repurposing Awards. Clinical repurposing research tests approved drugs, devices and nutraceuticals in hopes of eventually finding new therapies for difficult-to-
CWR celebrates and honors:
"I am honored to accept this award on behalf of CURE ID from Cures Within Reach, a leader in the effort to bring more repurposed therapies to patients in need," said Heather Stone, MPH, FDA health science policy analyst in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research's Office of Medical Policy. "This recognition shows the power of CURE ID to identify and evaluate drugs for additional clinical study and, eventually, potential approvals for new uses. As CURE ID expands and evolves, I am confident it can continue to be an important resource in our fight against COVID-19 and other diseases lacking adequate approved therapies for patients."
The Janet Davison Rowley Patient Impact Research Award is named in recognition of the impact that Dr. Janet Davison Rowley (1925-2013) had on patients through her clinical care and medical research, and because her pioneering discoveries that genetic alterations create diseases serve as the foundation of many repurposing opportunities.
The Golan Christie Taglia Patient Impact Philanthropy Award is named in honor of its first awardee, Chicago law firm Golan Christie Taglia LLP, in gratitude for its many years of financial and in-kind support for CWR.
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About Cures Within Reach
Cures Within Reach is a US-based philanthropic leader improving patient quality and length of life by leveraging the speed, safety and cost-effectiveness of medical repurposing research: driving more treatments to more patients more quickly. CWR catalyzes research to facilitate and validate already approved therapies for new indications to create clinical impact. CWR isn't funding to the regulatory "finish line," but providing seed funds to achieve catalytic effect. CWR's 2021 initiatives include focused efforts to impact Pediatrics; Veterans; and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts. CWR currently has a global portfolio of 32 repurposing research projects at 27 institutions in 20 diseases. Visit www.cureswithinreach.org.
Clare Thibodeaux, PhD