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

PatientsLikeMe ALS contribution expands free PRO-ACT database

The data platform PatientsLikeMe (PLM) has made its de-identified amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient database available to scientists around the world to advance clinical research in the neurodegenerative disorder. Part of a collaboration between PLM and the Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the…

Improving ALS, FTD research is aim of digital tool grant program

The ALS Association and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) have opened a global grant program to accelerate the development of digital assessment tools for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a related condition. The Digital Assessment Tools for FTD and ALS Awards, backed…

US Senate ALS Caucus to advocate for policies, research

The bipartisan Senate ALS Caucus has been reestablished to heighten awareness of the needs of those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), advance policies, improve patient support, and advocate for research investments. U.S. Sens. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Mike Braun, R-Indiana, reintroduced the caucus, which is now expanded with…

Second ALS treatment center of excellence opens in New Jersey

A certified care center of excellence for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has opened in Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The ALS Center is part of the medical center’s Dr. Robert H. Harris Neuroscience Treatment Center in Neptune, New Jersey. “Our multidisciplinary…

ALS researcher Merit Cudkowicz to receive MDA legacy award

Renowned neurologist and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) investigator Merit Cudkowicz, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital has been named this year’s recipient of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Legacy Award for Achievement in Clinical Research. The award, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments in neuromuscular research, will be presented March 20…