Dr. David Fajgenbaum, NDRI’s 2022 Excellence in Research and Patient Advocacy Awardee

NDRI celebrated researchers and partners at our Service to Science Awards Dinner. We were privileged to present the Excellence in Research and Patient Advocacy Award to David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational Medicine & Human Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania, the Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN), and National Bestselling author of Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope Into Action.
Dr. Fajgenbaum’s work in finding treatments and cures for deadly disorders like Castleman Disease, which he was diagnosed with during medical school, through a novel approach to research, is just part of why he was chosen. Enjoy the highlights from his acceptance speech.