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

Temple Lung Center a Founding Member of New Sarcoidosis Alliance

Temple Lung Center at Temple Health in Philadelphia has become a founding member of the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) Global Sarcoidosis Clinic Alliance, a group of clinics and hospitals around the world that aims to improve the lives of sarcoidosis patients through care and research advancement. “Sarcoidosis is…

FSR Launches Online Support Group for Chronic Patients

The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) has introduced a new online support group for those with chronic sarcoidosis. The peer-led group, created in response to patient feedback received last year, opens with a six-month schedule that began this month. Patients and caregivers can participate each month in one…

FSR Small Research Grants Aim to Improve Patient Outcomes

Two university professors have each been awarded $25,000 small research grants from the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) to pursue projects aimed at improving outcomes for people with sarcoidosis. Researcher Maneesh Bhargava, MD, PhD, of the University of Minnesota, will use the grant to focus on inflammation in…

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…

This April, Celebrate Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

From taking part in a virtual endurance challenge to joining in a virtual cooking class, to watching several speaker presentations, advocates are set to mark Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, observed each April. World Sarcoidosis Day will be celebrated on April 13. Awareness and education are crucial to increasing the recognition,…

Virtual Vigil Planned as Part of Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) is holding a virtual Memorial Monday Candlelight Vigil on April 26 to honor those who have died from the rare disease. The hour-long webinar starts at 5 p.m. CST and will feature a special tribute presentation and speakers. The…

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…