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

Sickle Cell Awareness Month Events Underway Across US

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, set aside annually to bring attention to the blood disorder and the needs of the community. From securing local government proclamations and hosting awareness events, to distributing information and lighting public spaces red, supporters have begun observing the monthlong event. The theme…

GBT Supports Sickle Cell Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic

Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) is taking proactive measures to support public health efforts and sickle cell disease (SCD) patients during the global COVID-19 pandemic. To help stem the spread of the coronavirus, the company is backing public health strategies, including social distancing. Specifically, GBT is temporarily prohibiting all field…

Record Participation Marks Sickle Cell Day at Georgia’s Capitol

Record numbers of patients and advocates from across the state of Georgia — which has the nation’s fourth-highest number of people with sickle cell disease (SCD) — turned out recently for the annual Sickle Cell Day at the State Capitol. The day’s annual meeting with legislators and healthcare providers…