Join the Wharton HCM program's own Dr. David Fajgenbaum for a discussion of novel approaches to drug development, lessons learned about life and leadership from nearly dying five times, and his recent book CHASING MY CURE: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope into Action. Dr. Fajgenbaum has been profiled in the New York Times, Today Show, and CNN, among others. This event will be generously hosted by WHCMAA sponsor Duane Morris LLP at their San Francisco offices and all attendees will receive a copy of the book courtesy of event sponsor BridgeBio.
About the book
CHASING MY CURE is the powerful memoir of a young doctor and former college athlete diagnosed with the rare Castleman disease, who spearheaded the search for a cure—studying his own charts and testing his own blood in the hopes of discovering a treatment that could save his life. His memoir chronicles a new, groundbreaking approach to medical research and stands as a testament to the power of determination.
“Quite literally, I could not put this book down. Dr. Fajgenbaum is an inspiration. Chasing My Cure is a page-turning chronicle of living, nearly dying, and discovering what it really means to be invincible in hope.” – Angela Duckworth, Wharton Professor and bestselling author of Grit
“Dr. David Fajgenbaum has taken a tragic personal situation and turned it into a story that provides a model for all those who want to improve treatment of rare disease… Indeed, the lessons are not only good for people concerned about rare disease, but also for anyone dealing with illness or considering doing something to change the biomedical science enterprise." - Robert Califf, MD, Former FDA Commissioner
“20 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019” - The Next Big Idea’s Club, curated by Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Daniel Pink
The event will feature a talk and Q&A session with Dr. Fajgenbaum beginning at approximately 6:15PM. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
Registration is first-come, first-served and may fill up due to venue capacity.
Attendance is free for dues-paying members of the WHCMAA. All attendees will receive a copy of Chasing My Cure courtesy of event sponsor BridgeBio.
In-lieu of a registration fee, attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network: Donate Here