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03 May, 2017, 09:00 ET Virtual Balloon Launch Goes Viral Reaching 9 Million People

"If releasing one balloon can help save a life, imagine what one million can do." That was a question posed by Vicki Modell, Co-Founder of the...


21 Apr, 2017, 09:00 ET One Balloon, One Life Saved… Raising Awareness for Primary Immunodeficiency

The Jeffrey Modell Foundation, a global non-profit, is hosting a Virtual Balloon Launch, a short animated film, on their social media platforms in...


12 Jan, 2016, 10:30 ET Jeffrey Modell Foundation Launches New PSA Campaign Creating Greater Awareness of Primary Immunodeficiency

 The Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) today launched an expansion of their very successful "When I Grow Up" Public Service Advertising...


18 Nov, 2014, 10:30 ET Jeffrey Modell Foundation Launches First CHILDREN!® Project

CHILDREN!®, the Child Health Initiative to Lessen Disease through Research and Education Now!, is being launched today by the Jeffrey Modell...


10 Nov, 2014, 10:30 ET Study Reveals $40 Billion in Potential Savings in Healthcare Costs

The Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) is launching software capable of saving up to $40 billion in unnecessary healthcare costs. After conducting a...


21 Oct, 2014, 10:30 ET Couple Extends Multi-Million Dollar Commitment to Screen Every Newborn Baby For "Bubble Boy" Disease

Frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), Vicki and Fred Modell renewed a...


16 Sep, 2014, 10:30 ET Jeffrey Modell Foundation Awards $1 Million for Translational Research

 Today, over $1 million dollars were awarded for translational research by the Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF), a global non-profit...


16 Dec, 2013, 09:00 ET Why Newborn Screening has Economic Benefits

The newborn screening test for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) using the TREC Assay, is 100 percent sensitive and not a single newborn...


04 Dec, 2013, 09:00 ET "He's a Kid" is not a Diagnosis, Could it be Primary Immunodeficiency?

Does your pediatrician or family practitioner tell you that your son or daughter "is a kid and all kids get sick"? It may not be a...


18 Nov, 2013, 09:00 ET Global Polio Study Begins

An unprecedented surveillance study launches today to contribute to global polio eradication efforts.  Recent outbreaks of Polio in Israel,...


14 Nov, 2013, 09:00 ET "Berlin Declaration" Mandates Newborn Screening Globally

 212 world renowned experts in Primary Immunodeficiency from 78 countries signed a "Berlin Declaration" calling for global implementation of...


18 Jul, 2013, 09:00 ET Jeffrey Modell Foundation Hosts First Global Summit in Berlin

200 of the world's leading expert Immunologists from 78 countries, spanning 6 continents, convened in Berlin today for an historic scientific...


29 Apr, 2013, 09:00 ET Latest Victims of Sequestration are Newborns! JMF Fights for SCID Babies

 Who would have ever thought that sequestration and budget battles would determine whether a precious newborn baby would survive? How...


22 Apr, 2013, 09:00 ET Jeffrey Modell Foundation joins with 32 countries to launch World Primary Immunodeficiency Week

The Jeffrey Modell Foundation, in collaboration with physician experts and patient groups from 32 countries, launched World Primary...


28 Nov, 2012, 09:00 ET Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Jeffrey Modell Foundation Announce Collaboration to Eradicate Polio Worldwide

 The Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF), a global non-profit organization dedicated to early diagnosis, proper treatment, and public awareness of...


26 Jun, 2012, 09:00 ET Jeffrey Modell Foundation Hosts Historic Middle East Summit

  Today, 60 of the world's leading expert Immunologists from 18 countries in the Middle East convened for an historic three day Scientific...


07 May, 2012, 09:00 ET Jeffrey Modell Foundation Plans Historic Middle East Meeting

 Physicians from 17 Middle East countries will convene next month for the first Middle East Workshop on Primary Immunodeficiencies (PI). The...


23 Apr, 2012, 09:00 ET Jeffrey Modell Foundation Joins with 20 Countries to Launch World Primary Immunodeficiency Week

NEW YORK, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 25 years ago, Vicki and Fred Modell established the Jeffrey Modell Foundation, in memory of their son...


07 Mar, 2012, 09:00 ET La JMF demande aux médecins africains issus de 17 pays de se mobiliser et de répondre à l'« Appel à l'action » pour leur continent

Vicki et Fred Modell ont fondé la Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) il y a 25 ans en mémoire de leur fils Jeffrey décédé...


07 Mar, 2012, 09:00 ET Foundation Challenges African Physicians from 17 Countries to Implement Regional "Call to Action"

  25 years ago, Vicki and Fred Modell established the Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) in memory of their son Jeffrey, who lost his battle...


01 Feb, 2012, 10:00 ET Couple Makes Multi-Million Dollar Commitment to Screen Every Newborn Baby for "Bubble Boy" Disease

Frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), Vicki and Fred Modell decided to...


18 Oct, 2011, 09:24 ET Angel Flight Northeast Partners with Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Angel Flight Northeast (AFNE) announced today it is partnering with the Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF), a global nonprofit organization dedicated...


17 Oct, 2011, 17:19 ET Mudanças positivas para pacientes com imunodeficiência primária na América Latina

Até hoje, crianças e adultos da América Latina, que sofrem de distúrbios genéticos que afetam seriamente seus sistemas...


17 Oct, 2011, 17:15 ET Cambios positivos para pacientes de inmunodeficiencia primaria en América Latina

Hasta hoy niños y adultos en América Latina que padecen de un trastorno genético que afecta severamente su sistema inmunológico...


17 Oct, 2011, 16:41 ET Positive Changes for Primary Immunodeficiency Patients in Latin America

Up until today children and adults in Latin America suffering from a genetic disorder which severely affects their immune system have gone...