Sarah Lynn Taub, 42, of Westborough, at her home, following an illness. Sarah was the daughter of Barbara Taub of Ashland and the late Dr. Irwin A. Taub. She is survived by her wife, Kathleen Brant, of Westborough; her brother and sister-in-law, Mitchell and Janet Taub; and her nephew and niece, Samuel and Olivia Taub, all of New Milford, CT; her aunts Janice Cohen of Duluth, MN and Myrna Solstein of Queens, NY. She touched many lives, personally and professionally, and was cherished by family, friends, and colleagues.

Sarah, a senior policy specialist, worked for Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) of Cambridge since 1996. She was the Project Director of the National Core Indicators (NCI) Program. NCI, a collaboration between HSRI, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), and 39 member states, measures performance of developmental disabilities service systems provided by states. Prior to joining HSRI, Sarah worked for the Newton Wellesley Weston (NWW) Committee for Community Living, which serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, and subsequently served on the NWW board. She has been a member of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Sarah held a Master’s Degree in Management of Human Services from the Heller School at Brandeis University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Cornell University. She is the author of many peer-reviewed professional publications and has received awards for her outstanding research.

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We collaborate with researchers and other organization to reach our mission and vision of finding treatments that will work.  We have created the Leiomyosarcoma Tissue Bank for researchers to study our disease, the Leiomyosarcoma Patient Registry to collect data, and ran successful blood collections for study. We have brought patients and loved ones together from all over the world for education and support at our Leiomyosarcoma patient conferences, in Denver, Colorado, San Francisco, California, New York City, New York, and Maui, Hawaii.  Please stay in touch with our website for more upcoming events sponsored by Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation.This fund was created out of love, to help others win their battle with leiomyosarcoma by funding LMS specific research. Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR) raises donations for Leiomyosarcoma research and patient support.  We advocate directly with sarcoma researchers to study leiomyosaroma. We offer the largest moderated support group online for leiomysarcoma, where patients and loved ones get the latest LMS news and  personal support. The LMSDR’s website offers local support groups, details of what we do, the research we have funded and many resources for the Leiomyosarcoma community. The LMSe Alerts is our monthly newsletter, offering more updated clinical trials, news and community events. The Leiomyosarcoma Lifeline is our new blog, featuring patient stories and our well-known Long Term Thriver stories.

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