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
Founder, Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation
Stories from Patients
Advocacy and Connecting with Community
Entrepreneur and Survivor Winner
Founder, Perthes Kids Foundation
California State Ambassador, NORD’s Rare Action Network
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