COVID-19 virus
May 04, 2022

The National Institutes of Health-supported Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) conducted a series of online surveys to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the rare diseases community. Now, the RDCRN is launching a survey for participants in the NIH COVID-19 antibody study (COVIDSRCH) to compare with the survey completed by individuals with rare diseases.

COVID Patient Survey 2021 Follow-Up image
December 06, 2021

The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) invites those who participated in the 2020 survey “Impacts of COVID-19 on the Rare Disease Community” to complete an online follow-up survey about the ways COVID-19 has impacted people with rare diseases and their families since the beginning of the pandemic.

A Rare Disease Day Update: RDCRN Survey on Impacts of COVID-19
July 23, 2021

Researchers from the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network deliver an update on the survey of the impacts of COVID-19 of people living with rare diseases during Rare Disease Day at NIH, March 2021. Video features Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator of the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) and Thomas W. Ferkol, MD, Co-Principal Investigator of the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium (GDMCC).

Maurizio Macaluso, MD, DrPH, FACE
February 10, 2021

Maurizio Macaluso, MD, DrPH, FACE, co-principal investigator with the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network’s Data Management and Coordinating Center, shares how a preliminary analysis of more than 3,400 responses to a recent survey of people living with rare diseases and their caregivers is shedding new light on their experiences during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Photo courtesy of the CDC | Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
February 08, 2021

The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) will be collaborating with the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the University of Pittsburgh on a SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Serosurvey among people who live with rare diseases. 

An estimated 30 million people in the United States are affected by rare diseases. Complete an online survey from the NIH-funded Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network to help researchers understand the impacts of COVID-19 on the rare disease community.
May 08, 2020

Rare disease patients or their caregivers are invited to complete a 20-minute online survey from home about the ways the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting people with rare diseases and their families.