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

Patients, Supporters Worldwide Recognizing Rare Disease Day 2020

An abundance of events are afoot around the world to mark Rare Disease Day 2020 on Feb. 29. The activities are focused on heightening awareness about rare diseases and the hundreds of millions of individuals they are thought to affect. Patients, caregivers, and advocates worldwide will sport denim ribbons…

CITGO Marketer CN Brown Raises More Than $300K for MDA in 2019

Longtime Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) supporter CN Brown Company, a CITGO Petroleum Corporation (CITGO) marketer, raised more than $300,000 for the MDA’s Maine chapter in 2019. “Our family’s commitment to helping win the fight for families affected by MDA has remained strong for generations,” Jeff Jones, CN…

PPMD Revamps Duchenne Registry with New App

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) announced it is updating its global registry with a new, user-friendly app intended to empower people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their families to become more informed and engaged. Created by Thread, a company that specializes in remote and decentralized patient…

CureDuchenne Developing a Biobank for DMD Research

To address the need in precision medicine for human biological specimens, CureDuchenne is creating a biobank to provide Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) researchers with a collection of blood and skin tissue samples. The overarching goal is to use the biorepository to fuel and advance DMD research. The CureDuchenne Biobank…