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UCLA Rare Disease Day 2021!

February 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for UCLA’s California Center for Rare Diseases first Rare Disease Day event featuring a guest speakers, a UCLA expert rare disease physician panel, patient stories told in their own words, innovative treatments and community and advocacy experts.

Friday, February 26, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PT
via Zoom – please register to get link

Victoria Jackson
Founder, Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation

Stories from Patients

Advocacy and Connecting with Community
Earl Cole
Entrepreneur and Survivor Winner
Founder, Perthes Kids Foundation
California State Ambassador, NORD’s Rare Action Network

Cheyenne Floyd
Star, Teen Mom
Founder, Rage Regardless Ry

Manish Butte, M.D., Ph.D.
E. Richard Stiehm Endowed Chair
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Microbiology,
Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Division Chief, Pediatric Immunology, Allergy, and Rheumatology

Julian Martinez, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Human Genetics, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry
UCLA Undiagnosed Diseases Network Program and
Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health
Co-Director, Care and Research In NeuroGenetics Program (CARING) and Pediatric Cancer Predisposition Program

Stanley F. Nelson, M.D.
Professor, Human Genetics, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics
Co-Director, Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Director, California Center for Rare Diseases at UCLA

Deborah Krakow, M.D.
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Human Genetics,
and Orthopaedic Surgery
Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Perry Shieh, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics

Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor,
Neurology, Psychiatry, and Human Genetics
Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor, Precision Health
Director, UCLA Institute for Precision Health

Clara LaJonchere, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Neurology
Deputy Director, UCLA Institute for Precision Health


February 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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