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Rare Disease Research & Support

1 in 10
People have a rare disease
7000+
Rare diseases have been identified
>50%
Of individuals with cancer have a rare cancer

Rare Disease Research & Support

Rare Diseases are diseases that affect less than 200,000 people in the United States. While the occurrence of any individual rare disease can be low, the needs and experiences of the people affected by rare diseases are significant and important. We seek to recognize and advance our understanding of the rare diseases that impact people in the Michigan community as well as support the individuals affected by those rare diseases.

At Calvin University, our goal is to advance research in the area of mitochondrial rare diseases, in particular exploring the ways that collaborative research can increase advances in and dissemination of rare disease research. We also aim to directly serve the needs of the Michigan rare disease community and equip students to engage in rare disease research and community support efforts.

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STORIES

Learn about the common experience of being rare.

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RESEARCH

Learn about our recent advances in rare disease research.

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RESOURCES

Find information, support organizations, and advocacy opportunities.

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STORIES

Learn about the common experience of being rare.


certificate icon
RESEARCH

Learn about our recent advances in rare disease research.


apple icon
RESOURCES

Find information, support organizations, and advocacy opportunities.

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