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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 6.25.2020
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COVID-19 Update: Triumph and Tragedy
New COVID-19 outbreaks are emerging across the U.S. Yet, Iceland appears to have successfully eradicated the virus and is now open for tourism. Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explores the lessons we can take away from the country that is home to the IMF-supported iStopMM project.
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Register Now for the 8th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Virtual Run/Walk
Join the 8th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Virtual Run/Walk on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Participate from September 1-26, 2020, alongside registrants from around the world. You can either sign up individually, sign up with a virtual team, or join an existing virtual team. For those who are not running, cycling, walking, or “treadmill-ing,” explore the option of honoring someone on the Remembrance Path.
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And This Too Shall Pass….
Once again, the IMF is hosting a raffle for a 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. While many of us have been affected by COVID-19, we hope to remind you that this too shall pass. If you purchase the winning $50 raffle ticket, you could find yourself sipping a tropical beverage next to a private pool, just minutes from the Hawaiian coastline. 
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IMF Endorses Legislation to Improve Diversity in Clinical Trials
On June 17, 2020, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled "Health Care Inequality: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 and the Health Care System." The International Myeloma Foundation sent a letter of support to the committee for their efforts to address health disparities, which also highlighted our endorsement of legislation we believe could improve diversity in clinical trials.
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Calling All Researchers: Submit Your Grant Applications 
The Brian D. Novis Research Grants are awarded to researchers working in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders, including smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and immunoglobulin-derived amyloidosis. The 2021 grants will support senior research projects with $80,000 each and junior research projects with $50,000 each. The deadline to receive the applications is Saturday, August 1, 2020. 
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