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Posted on: August 26, 2016

DBAF Hosts 14th DBA International Consensus Conference in Atlanta, GA

The 14th Diamond Blackfan Anemia International Consensus Conference was a huge success. It is a privilege to continue the meeting founded and previously sponsored by Marie Arturi and the Daniella Maria Arturi Foundation. The DBA Foundation is grateful for the support of DBA Canada, the Daniella Maria Arturi Foundation, DBA-UK, Captain Courageous (Australia) and the Resource Capital Funds Foundation. The cooperation  Continue Reading » Posted in: News, Research, Spotlight Stories
Posted on: September 14, 2015

DBAF provides Sponsorship for Conference on Ribosome Synthesis

By: Steven R. Ellis, Ph.D. Dateline: August 21st 2015, Brussels Belgium Ding…………….that’s odd, it is 3:00AM back in the US: who would be e-mailing me now? Ah, it’s Jeff Lipton; who happens to be sitting immediately in front of me listening to a talk at the 10th triennial Conference on Ribosome Synthesis. The e-mail is sent to all members of  Continue Reading » Posted in: News, Research, Spotlight Stories
Posted on: April 30, 2015

DBAF and DBAC Fund Continuing Drug Development Research

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF) and Diamond Blackfan Anemia Canada (DBAC) are joining forces once again to fund Johan Flygare, M.D., Ph.D.’s project entitled, “A novel group of kinase inhibitors for treatment of Diamond Blackfan Anemia.” The goal of this $35,000 project is to develop safer and more potent drugs to treat DBA. Ideally, these drugs would act by  Continue Reading » Posted in: News, Research, Spotlight Stories
Posted on: February 28, 2015

DBAF Funds Our “Indispensable Steve”

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF)  is pleased to support the hard work and research efforts of Steven R. Ellis, Ph.D. at the University of Louisville. Dr. Steve Ellis’ professional and personal commitment to DBA is immeasurable and deeply appreciated. Not only is Steve our dedicated (and unpaid) Research Director, who is working tirelessly behind the scenes, he also writes the DBAF’s e-newsletter  Continue Reading » Posted in: News, Research, Spotlight Stories
Posted on: January 29, 2015

DBAF & DBA-UK Fund Another Researcher New to the DBA Field

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF), in collaboration with DBA-UK, is pleased to announce funding for a project entitled, “Ribosome biogenesis, cellular signaling pathways and Diamond Blackfan anemia.” A $41,810 grant was awarded to Nicholas James Watkins, Ph.D, a senior lecturer in the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom.  Continue Reading » Posted in: News, Research, Spotlight Stories
Posted on: January 26, 2015

DBAF Supports Ribosome Meeting

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF) is proud to support the Ribosome Synthesis Meeting held tri-annually. This international meeting, celebrating its 10th anniversary, brings together investigators from all over the world to focus on issues related to ribosome synthesis. The 2015 EMBO Conference on Ribosome Assembly will be held at the Hotel Metropole in downtown Brussels from August 19-23, 2015. The meeting will focus  Continue Reading » Posted in: News, Research, Spotlight Stories, Upcoming Events
Posted on: September 29, 2014

DBAF Funds GATA1 Research

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation is proud to support the research of Dr. Shai Izraeli, Professor in the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at Tel Aviv University and the Head of the Childhood Leukemia Research Institute within the Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the Cancer Research Center at Sheba Medical Center, Israel. The DBAF provided a $32,000 grant  Continue Reading » Posted in: Misc, News, Research, Spotlight Stories
Posted on: August 31, 2014

DBAF & DBAC Fund Drug Screening Project

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF), in partnership with DBA Canada (DBAC), is proud to provide a $25,000 grant to Dr. David Bodine for his project, Assay Development and Preliminary Screening of Small Molecules to Increase Ribosomal Protein Levels. David Bodine, PhD, Senior Investigator and Chief, Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch Head, Hematopoiesis Section of the National Human Genome Research Institute explained, “The vast  Continue Reading » Posted in: News, Research
Posted on: August 6, 2014

UPDATE on Dr. Lodish’s Project DBAF and DBAC Provide $95,000

In April 2014 when the DBAF awarded Dr. Harvey Lodish $21,281, the intent was to fill a gap for a few months until Dr. Lodish received government money. Unfortunately, Dr. Lodish was notified that the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center program had been reorganized and discontinued due to lack of available funding from Congress, leaving him with no funds to  Continue Reading » Posted in: News, Research, Spotlight Stories
Posted on: June 29, 2014

DBAF Funds Another Research Project

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation is proud to support the very important work of Vijay G. Sankaran, M.D., Ph.D. of Boston Children’s Hospital. The DBAF has provided $36,000 to fund Dr. Sankaran’s research project entitled, Defining GATA1 Transcriptional Alterations in Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Sankaran is an outstanding investigator and was a leader in the  Continue Reading » Posted in: Misc, News, Research, Spotlight Stories