Chasing My Cure
Oct 16, 2020 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
With no known cure and experts baffled, the medical student and former Georgetown quarterback was even read his last rites. But then, he decided to take matters into his own hands. In his fascinating, one-of-a-kind memoir Chasing My Cure, Fajgenbaum shares the urgency of his unparalleled perseverance in the face of insurmountable odds.
As the co-founder and Executive Director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network, Fajgenbaum’s persistence in the face of incredible obstacles has turned into a revolution on rare disease research.
Fajgenbaum has been profiled on the Today Show and Good Morning America, featured in Science, and had a cover story by The New York Times. He’s one of the youngest people ever appointed to faculty at UPENN, and is in the top one percent youngest grant awardees of an R01, one of the most sought-after grants in biomedical research.