Global Health Repurposing Awards 2017 Blog Series

February 28, 2017

By Jennifer Ball and Lauren Collalto, GHRA Marketing Committee

For Nicole, a young girl with a rare autoimmune disease, the repurposing of the drug Rapamycin was a miracle.
Nicole is one of thousands of children for whom repurposed drugs change outcomes. “[Being sick] involved
half of my life in the hospital,” Nicole said. To the people who helped get her repurposed treatment, she said,
“You saved my life.”

Stories like Nicole’s are why Cures Within Reach is hosting the 5th Annual Global Health Repurposing Awards
on June 27, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, IL, where this non-profit will give out patient
impact repurposing awards in philanthropy, industry and research among guests from industry, academia,
clinical care, philanthropy, government, and patient advocacy. “The 2017 GHRA Awards will highlight the
impact that repurposing research can have on improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs,” says
Robert Metz, Senior Vice President of Horizon Pharma, co-chair of the event. Read the full post

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