Research Ethics and Policy Series (REPS) | David C. Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc
12:00pm - 1:00pm • via Zoom
Self-experimentation and rare disease research
David C. Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
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Description: Dr. David Fajgenbaum will share his groundbreaking work to advance precision medicine for Castleman disease, a condition that he is battling as a physician, researcher, advocate, and patient. Combining -omic technologies with machine learning and other bioinformatic tools, Dr. Fajgenbaum has discovered novel predictive biomarkers of treatment response and novel treatment approaches, including one that is saving his life and others. In this REPS lecture, Dr. Fajgenbaum will discuss the ethics of self-experimentation, fairness of resource allocation across rare diseases, and other ethics and policy issues, reflecting on his own personal journey and research.
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