Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

TAF Opens Aid Program to Help With Medical Costs of CAD in US

To help patients and families in the U.S. facing out-of-pocket medical costs, The Assistance Fund (TAF) has opened a new program for people living with cold agglutinin disease (CAD). This program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible individuals with medical expenses for FDA-approved treatments, including treatment-related copayments, health…

COVID-19 May Trigger CAD in Children

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may trigger cold agglutinin disease (CAD) in children, a case report suggests. The report, “Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in children with COVID-19,” was published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), an autoimmune disease characterized by…