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Join us at the Mütter Museum for the Philadelphia book launch and signing of CHASING MY CURE: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope into Action by Dr. David Fajgenbaum.
CHASING MY CURE is the powerful memoir of a young doctor and former college athlete diagnosed with the rare Castleman's disease who spearheaded the search for a cure—and became a champion for a new approach to medical research.
“David Fajgenbaum, a self-proclaimed "rare disease quarterback," shares with us his extraordinary story of assembling a team and a framework to conduct unprecedented collaborative research. In his deeply personal memoir, he makes plain the urgency of hope, and explores how the human spirit might transcend suffering to inspire communities to take collective action against seemingly insurmountable odds.” - John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University
Timeline6:30-7:30pm – Conversation between David Fajgenbaum and Angela Duckworth7:30-8:30pm – Reception and book signing
–Light reception created by Catering By Design provided after the lecture with book signing–Books will be available for purchase from Shakespeare & Co. Support local bookstores and buy your copy at the event!
About David Fajgenbaum
David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc is a graduate of Georgetown University, the University of Oxford, the University of Pennsylvania, and The Wharton School. An assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the associate director for the Penn Orphan Disease Center, he is co-founder and executive director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network, as well as the co-founder of the National Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers Support Network. Dr. Fajgenbaum has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Forbes "30 Under 30" for healthcare and the Rare Champion of Hope Science Award. He has been profiled by major media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, Science, Reader's Digest, and the Today show. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Caitlin, and their infant daughter, Amelia.
About Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. She is also the Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She completed her BA in neurobiology at Harvard, her MSc in neuroscience at Oxford, and her PhD in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is her first book and an instant New York Times bestseller.
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