Author Archives: Janet Stewart, MSc

Public Invited to Vote on Two AbbVie CF Student Scholarship Awards

The public is invited to vote and help determine this year’s AbbVie Thriving Undergraduate and Thriving Graduate Scholarships among eligible students with cystic fibrosis (CF). The criteria for selecting the winners are academic excellence, creativity, and community involvement/extracurricular activities. Each scholarship totals $25,000 and will be awarded to two deserving students.

Vertex Opens State-of-the-Art Research Facility in San Diego

Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced the opening of a  170,000-square-foot research facility in San Diego, representing a significant expansion of its research presence in the area. The San Diego site is one of Vertex’s three research hubs where the company’s approved, three disease-modifying cystic fibrosis (CF) medicines were discovered. More than 70…

Report Calls Attention to Burden of Rare Disease Caregivers

Caregivers of people with rare diseases face emotional, financial, physical, and social strain and receive little outside support, a U.S. study found. The findings will be presented to Congress this spring along with policy recommendations to help support those caring for people with rare diseases. The report is titled “…


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The Benefits of Being Sick

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As columnist Lara Govendo reflects on her journey through CF and transplant, she realizes there are a surprising number of benefits.

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