Explore challenges of rare diseases in free Zoom program Feb. 22
Please join the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library on Tuesday, February 22 at 11 a.m. to hear from the national bestselling author of Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope into Action, Dr. David Fajgenbaum, about his experience living with and successfully managing Castleman disease.
Dr. Fajgenbaum was a healthy and athletic third year medical student when he was stricken with this rare disease that almost took his life five times.
Today he is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Associate Director of the Orphan Disease Center, and is leading research through the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) where he works tirelessly to improve the lives of patients with Castleman disease and other rare diseases.
February 28 is Rare Disease Awareness Day, a time to draw attention to and raise awareness about the more than 7,000 rare diseases and millions of patients and families impacted by these rare diseases. Celebrating 20 years, the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library is a resource for patients, their families, and health care providers seeking reliable health information on a variety of health topics including rare diseases. #RareDiseaseDay