#115 Dr. Daria Julkowska on The European Joint Program on Rare Diseases

02.07.2020 - By DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast

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Dr. Daria Julkowska joins the show for Rare Disease Month as the Coordinator of the European Joint Program on Rare Diseases. This organization was newly established in January 2019. Daria is of Polish origin but she has lived and worked in France for the last 18 years. She has a PhD in molecular biology and is involved in rare diseases research and management for the last ten years.

The European Joint Program on Rare Diseases represents 89 partners across the EU and beyond. Internally, the partners include research funders, research institutions and infrastructures, hospitals and of course patient organizations. The program is financed by the EU and the states participating in the project.

On This Episode We Discuss:
Motivation to Start the Organization
Goals for the Rare Disease Community
Countries Represented
Rare Disease Visual Platform
Advancing Rare Disease Research
Ongoing Research Projects
Funding for Research
Combating Exorbitant Costs of Treatments (Ex: Spinraza)
Rare Disease Day/Month Involvement

Happy Rare Disease Month! If you are in the US you can get involved by going to the National Organization for Rare Disorders’ website, rarediseases.org. You can find ways to get active on social media and in person events. Learn more about The European Joint Program on Rare Diseases by visiting their website.

Want to hear more from the rare disease community? Check out all the 20 rare disease episodes of DNA Today here! Recent episodes include #102 Seth Rotberg on Huntington Disease, #98 Lydia Seiders on Aplastic Anemia, and #95 Kieger Family on Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.

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