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

Defeat Duchenne Canada Grants $1M to DMD Treatment Research

Defeat Duchenne Canada is investing $1.14 million in three research projects aimed at providing better treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common type of muscular dystrophy and one that affects about 1 in 3,500 male births. The trio of three-year projects joins six other research efforts…

MDA Campaigns Support Summer Camp, NMD Community

To help support its popular summer camp and the neuromuscular disease community, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has launched campaigns through October that involve more than 1,000 retailers nationwide. Proceeds from the MDA’s summer retail campaigns will benefit research, care, and advocacy for those living with muscular…

Muscular Dystrophy Association Adds 13 New Care Centers in US

Thirteen new hospitals and health institutions have been added to the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s MDA Care Center Network, expanding the network’s reach across the United States. These additions, which comprise more than 150 care centers, include 10 new grant awards as well as three care affiliates that have been…

CureDuchenne Invests $1M in Gennao Bio’s Effort to Find Therapies

Genetic medicines company Gennao Bio will use a $1 million CureDuchenne Ventures investment to help expand its gene monoclonal antibody (GMAB) platform technology, which is now applied to rare muscle disorders, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The initial focus of the nonviral delivery system Gennao Bio is…

Score of MDA-led Activities Mark September, MD Awareness Month

A myriad of activities are afoot to mark National Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month, observed each September. The events aim to raise funds for, and heighten awareness of, muscular dystrophy (MD) and related neuromuscular disorders thought to affect more than 300,000 families across the U.S. Awareness days are set for…

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…

It’s Year 15 for Jared Sweet Golf Outing DMD Fundraiser

The 15th Annual Jared Sweet Golf Outing, a Michigan event that benefits Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and raises needed funds for research, is set for Saturday, June 19. To date, the outing has raised more than $160,000 for the PPMD. Since the event’s inception, the Sweet family,…