Today we hear from David Pearce, PhD, President of Innovation and Research, Sanford Health and Vice Chair, Consortium Assembly, International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC)
Dr. Pearce’s rare disease background emanates from publishing over 100 research papers on Batten Disease. David talks to us about how he got involved in Batten Disease research and where that work has taken him since.
In his role as President of Innovation and Research at Sanford he is responsible for overseeing the development of research programs across Sanford’s nine-state footprint, including more than 450 researchers, eight research centers and more than 300 ongoing clinical trials. This includes a national registry for rare diseases, Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS).
The International Rare Disease Research Consortium comprises more than 50 international entities.