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MelissaAldrich

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Review for Lymphatic Education & Research Network, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The leadership and staff of LE&RN are truly committed to improving lives of lymphatic disease patients. LE&RN recognizes that fundraising and patient support groups are important, but to make lasting change, research and medical care/insurance infrastructure must advance. The leadership of LE&RN have implemented specific steps that must be taken to 1) increase the numbers of people who understand what lymphatic disease includes, 2) increase exposure of medical students to important lymphatics basic science and physiology, and 3) deliberately and effectively present evidence to medical insurers and research funding entities to advocate for better lymphatic disease support and research.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Lymphatic Education & Research Network, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

LE&RN goes beyond simply organizing patient support groups. LE&RN produces top-notch conferences for lymphatic research scientists, lymphatic disease physicians, lymphedema therapists, and patients.
Most importantly, LE&RN has taken a very active role in persuading US legislators to adequately fund lymphatic research, so that cures for lymphedema, lipedema, and other lymphatic-based conditions can be developed.

Role:  Board Member