Join Students for Rare at NC State University, Wake Forest Medical school, UNC-Chapel Hill and Tompkins High school on February 25, 2021 at 6pm EST for our Rare Disease Day virtual event. We have speakers from all three universities sharing their expertise on rare disorders.
What is RDD?
Rare Disease Day is a day solely dedicated to spreading awareness as well as educating others about rare diseases. We encourage anyone and everyone to attend the event for RDD as you will get the chance to increase your knowledge about uncommon conditions by listening and interacting with various medical professionals and graduates.
For this year’s Rare Disease Day, we will be partnering with 3 schools: North Carolina State University (NCSU), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC), and the Wake Forest School of Medicine. All three of these schools are extremely prestigious and highly ranked within the United States. NCSU and UNC are both renowned for their majors in the biological sciences and Wake Forest is one of the highest-ranked medical schools in the United States.
During the event, we will have 3 medical guest speakers who will be sharing insightful information regarding their work and rare diseases. Dr. Anthony Hickey is the Director of the UNC Catalyst for Rare Disease, as well as professor emeritus in the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. In addition, we will be having Dr. Vandana Shashi, a Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University who focuses on undiagnosed and rare diseases, speak about her work along with another speaker from Wake Forest Medical School.
We hope you are able to join us on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 5pm CST/6pm ET! Everyone is welcome to come and watch for as long as they can!