Uplifting Athletes will host its 2nd Annual Young Investigator Draft presented by CSL Behring on Saturday, March 9th at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.
The Young Investigator Draft is the result of Uplifting Athletes’ ongoing commitment to cultivate resources that accelerate scientific advancements for rare disease treatments and potential cures while facilitating the next generation of rare disease researchers.
Uplifting Athletes is pleased and excited to announce that CBS 3’s Emmy Award winning health reporter Stephanie Stahl will be the emcee for the 2019 Young Investigator Draft.
“We are thankful to have the support of CBS 3 and honored to have an award winning reporter like Stephanie emcee our Young Investigator Draft,” Uplifting Athletes Executive Director Rob Long said. “Her pedigree and professionalism will no doubt elevate the program to new heights for 2019.”
As one of the television industry’s most respected medical reporters, Stahl has been recognized by community and health organizations alike for her hard-hitting yet compassionate approach to her beat, an approach that has changed lives and influenced medical practices.
Stahl’s reporting has earned her high honors in both the television industry and medical field. In addition to earning a variety of Emmy awards, she’s a member of the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. Stahl received the prestigious Diamond Award from Temple University Hospital’s Auxiliary for her “dedication to excellence, her professional and personal integrity, and her deep sense of compassion for others.” The Pennsylvania Public Health Association honored her with its 2000 Media Award; the local chapter of the American Liver Foundation named Stahl its Media Professional of the Year and the Cardiovascular Institute presented her with its Leadership Award for “positively impacting the health of the Delaware Valley.”
Stahl is also involved with community and station efforts includingthe Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities. She serves on the board of the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center and is a mentor with Women of Tomorrow at Carver High School.
Stahl and her husband, Jim, reside in Montgomery County outside of Philadelphia. They have a son, Matthew, who works in professional sports management.
Similar to the NFL Draft where teams select the top young prospects they feel can make the most impact on their future, at the Young Investigator Draft, Uplifting Athletes will reveal our 2019 draft class in five different rare disease categories to help impact their futures.
The five Young Investigator categories are: rare cancers, rare autoimmune and immunological disorders, rare blood disorders, rare genetic disorders and rare muscular and neurological disorders.
Young Investigator Draft grants are intended to inspire collaborative and translational research that will benefit the entire Rare Disease Community. The Young Investigator Draft stage will provide a platform for these scientists to educate and inspire the audience by sharing their research along with its impact on the Rare Disease Community.