People often focus on the large amounts of money it takes to conduct biomedical research or develop potential therapeutics, but sometime small grants can have big impacts on the lives of people with rare diseases. Caroline Harding, CEO of Genetics Disorders UK, discusses her own journey through the rare diseases world following the birth of her son Columbus, and how she saw, through her own work, the important role small grant making could play. We spoke to Harding about her experiences, her organization’s Jeans for Genes, and how small grants can sometimes be the catalyst to transform lives. This is an encore presentation of an interview with Harding that originally aired in November 2015.
Daniel S. Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. He founded Levine Media Group in 2013 to provide strategic communications to life sciences companies. He is host of The Bio Report and RARECast podcasts, a senior fellow at the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, and a member of the advisory board of the California Biotechnology Council.