Hello, my name is Tim Norman.
I became a LE&RN Supporting Member in April 2016 and got interested in starting a LE&RN Chapter in Massachusetts in response to Bill Repicci’s call to action at a recent lymphatic conference.
I am currently a doctoral candidate at Boston University School of Medicine. My research focuses on normal lymphatic development and lymphatic regeneration after injury. Lymphatic diseases are the least understood and most underfunded medical condition – my ultimate goal is to change that and improve quality of life for patients with lymphatic diseases. Listed below are two goals that I will work toward as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Chapter of LE&RN:
It is reported that only 15 to 30 minutes is spent on the lymphatic system within the first two years of medical school. In light of this, I will seek ways to increase lymphatic education within graduate and medical school curricula.
I would also like to initiate the creation of a forum to encourage lymphatic researchers to connect, interact and learn from lymphatic patients, potentially revealing new avenues to focus research efforts and medical innovation.
If you are interested or if you would like to contribute to our cause, please do not hesitate to contact Cathy or me. We have many challenges but there is strength in numbers. I’m excited to be your partner in this movement. Email us at: MAChapter@lymphaticnetwork.org.
Co-Chair, Massachusetts Chapter