• Research and Resources for Collaboration

  • Network with Adult Sickle Cell Providers

  • Patient Care Resources

  • Education on Clinical Management and Research Opportunities

The Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN)

The Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN) was established in 2002 with a mission to establish and support an interactive network for healthcare providers and investigators who serve adults with sickle cell disease.  This was the first, and remains the only, national organization that offers a home for healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines who focus on adult-oriented research, clinical care, provider education/training, mentorship and advocacy in sickle cell disease.


SCAPN Dues Structure Announced


General membership

Health professional  MD $50 

Nursing/Allied $35

Student/trainees  $10

PhD/Laboratory  $35

Community $10


Enhanced access – Researcher database, Submit survey proposals

Health professional  MD $125 

Nursing/Allied  $75

PhD/Laboratory  $75




Dear Colleagues: 
We need your help in getting the word out!  The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, would like to make your faculty and undergraduate students aware of an exciting opportunity launched on Challenge.gov, titled, “Novel, Innovative Tools to Increase Public Awareness and Knowledge of Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Challenge.”  The Challenge seeks to raise awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD) and its associated complications and to improve the use of effective treatments in real world settings. Entries must be submitted by March 7, 2016 11:59 pm PDT.
This Challenge is open to any “Student Team”, defined as a group of 3-5 individuals each of whom is at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s  or associates degree. The team must have a mentor who holds a position as a Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, or Teaching Assistant within the same Academic Institution as the Student Team. 
The NHLBI may select up to three winners to receive a monetary prize. The winning Student Teams may receive reimbursement for eligible expenses to register and travel to the annual NHLBI/National Sickle Cell Disease meeting to present and demonstrate their winning entries.    
For participation information visit the www.challenge.gov  website. Information can also be found on the NHLBI website.
We look forward to many exciting and innovative ideas from your students! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.  
Helena O. Mishoe, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Director for Research Training and Diversity
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 9093
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone:(301) 451-5081
Email: mishoeh@nhlbi.nih.gov
Joylene I. John-Sowah, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Officer, Preventive Medicine
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD 20892 
Phone: (301) 496-1051
Email: johnsowahj@mail.nih.gov














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