Putting the Care in Healthcare

October 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall)

No one wants someone they love to be diagnosed with a disease - let alone one so rare that little or no information is available. This has been a reality for approximately 30 million people who are living in the United States with a rare disease. Some of the challenges associated with rare diseases include delayed diagnosis, lack of treatment options, healthcare limitations, and slow biomedical-research progress. Geneticist Dr. Danielle Rudd will explore cases of rare disease and highlight the ways in which the average citizen can support federal funding for medical research and practice compassion toward the most vulnerable patients.

This event is part of the 2017 Fall Faculty Series — Divided We Fall: Finding Common Ground in a Fractured Age.

Danielle Rudd began teaching Biology at Mount Mercy University in 2015. After earning her PhD, Rudd was a postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Iowa City VA Health Care System where she studied the impact of traumatic brain injury on the visual system.

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