Mary Chapman, features writer —

Mary graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in journalism. She began her career at United Press International, then spent a decade reporting for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg Industry Group). Mary has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, and the Chicago Tribune. She’s won a Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting.

Articles by Mary Chapman

Hemanext Teams Up with SC101 to Promote Sickle Cell Awareness

Medical technology company Hemanext is partnering with the Silicon Valley-based nonprofit Sickle Cell 101 (SC101) to promote sickle cell disease education and awareness. The new partners will sponsor local, national, and global efforts to bring attention to the unmet needs of the more than 20 million people…

9 Nonprofits Working in SCD Care Awarded GBT ACCEL Grants

To improve life for people with sickle cell disease (SCD), Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) has awarded grants worth $50,000 each to nine community-based, nonprofit groups and institutions across the U.S. to speed the development and use of sustainable, access-to-care programs. These one-year grants are part of GBT’s Access to…

EveryLife Introduces First of Kind ‘Roadmap’ to ICD Codes

To help patient advocacy leaders and their partners better understand how global health statistics codes — known as ICD codes — are assigned, updated, and revised in the U.S. health information system, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is presenting a first-of-its-kind resource guide. The foundation created the…

US Nonprofits Team Up to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

Two U.S. nonprofits are partnering to tackle legislative issues that benefit sickle cell disease (SCD) patients and their families. The partnership between the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) and the Sickle Cell Community Consortium (SCCC) will include collaborating on the association’s annual Advocacy Day…

Partners Seek to Educate About Pediatric Blood Transfusions

To inform sickle cell disease (SCD) patients and their caregivers about blood transfusions, which are commonly used to treat the disorder, the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) is launching a set of educational materials. The pictorial booklet for children, and companion brochure for parents and caregivers,…

Rare Disease Day at NIH, Set for March 1, Growing Year by Year

Rare Disease Day at NIH, organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and taking place on March 1, will feature panel discussions, patient stories, research updates, TED-style talks, and a presentation by a Nobel laureate recently recognized for her work on a gene editing tool. The free, virtual…