AARDA: An Idea Ahead of Its Time

An Overlooked Disease Autoimmune disease (AD) is a drastically underappreciated problem. There are 80-100 ADs, and researchers suspect that 40 additional diseases have an autoimmune element. AARDA estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease, but there appears to…

It’s Never Too Late – Conquering Fear of Public Speaking

They say it takes a village. In my case it took a village’s worth of coaches! To do what you wonder? To overcome my fear of public speaking. Most people who know me will be very surprised – it’s been a…

It’s Never Too Late – Finding Community Support is Key

During the past few months, many of my professional colleagues and friends have asked me how I have been able to tap the resilience needed to reinvent myself many times. Most recently, I have been lucky enough to find several…

The Lonely Voices of Autoimmune Disease @StanfordMedX

Explore a recap of DrBonnie360's Stanford MedicineX 2014 presentation, highlighting the need to use data and digital tools to ignite precision medicine in autoimmune disease. Click the link below: https://wakelet.com/wake/4b074fa4-86ed-4b90-939f-32f1013ade5c

The Celiac Disease Foundation: Raising Awareness and Promoting Research

Elaine Monarch suffered from a mysterious illness for most of her adult life.  It was only in her 50s that she received an accurate diagnosis: celiac disease (CD). CD is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine…

One Person’s Power to Ignite Collaboration

Kathy Giusti was an ambitious Harvard Business School graduate with a promising career in the pharmaceutical industry.  Her attention was focused on her work, her growing family, and their new home, but the trajectory of her life took a dramatic…

T1D Exchange: Helping Patients and Researchers Collaborate Toward a Cure

Type 1 diabetes is a significant global problem, with 35 million people affected worldwide.  In the United States, there are 2 million T1D patients, accounting for $14 billion in healthcare costs and lost income. Despite decades of research, there are…

Hope for the Future of Autoimmune Diseases

How would you feel if, after years of searching for a diagnosis, you finally found out you have an autoimmune disease, and then you realized that your doctors will have to experiment on you to find the right treatment? That’s…