What Rare Disease Day Means to Trinity Partners

Rare Disease Day falls on Wednesday, February 28th. At Trinity, we work closely with many life sciences companies developing treatments for rare disease patients. Research is crucial to the rare community, and we are committed to help raise awareness around the importance of medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. Keep an eye on our social media channels this week for some rare disease-focused updates and read on to learn what Rare Disease Day means to Trinity employees:

“I hope that, one day, rare diseases have as many treatment options and cures as any other disease. Rare diseases deserve to receive attention and be understood like any other condition.” Rachel Halperin, Senior Associate Consultant

“From helping companies develop business cases for rare inherited disorders, to my personal life where I function as a caretaker for a loved one with a rare autonomic/hypermobility disorder, I deal with the challenges presented by rare diseases on a daily basis. I hope that the pharmaceutical ecosystem continues to evolve so that the business cases for these agents become more attractive, spurring innovation in underserved patient populations.”  Consultant

“Rare Disease Day is a reminder of the millions of patients and families affected by rare diseases. It’s also a reminder of how the treatment of rare disease is catalyzing innovations that will revolutionize treatment of rare and non-rare diseases.” Herman Sanchez, Partner

“[Rare Disease Day means] that no one gets left behind. Just because it is a rare disease doesn’t mean we don’t care. I hope more companies will invest in rare diseases and find help for patients who have been overlooked all this time.” Nandini Hadker, Principal

“Rare Disease Day means raising worldwide awareness of rare conditions to help improve the ability to identify and diagnose patients and increase research and development to find effective treatments.  I’ve personally watched my brother struggle for years to find a cause for his symptoms and, now diagnosed with a rare disease, he continues to suffer due to lack of treatments. I hope for him and all others with rare diseases that research continues and the great progress over recent years continues.” Maria Gumina, PhD, Engagement Manager

“Rare Disease Day means an opportunity to recognize the tireless work and strength of communities across the world who fight for recognition and awareness of their conditions that consume their lives. A good friend of mine has Phenylketonuria (PKU), and I’ve seen her overcome obstacles in her everyday life that most people never face. In researching rare diseases as a focus of my work, I’ve learned to be so much more grateful and feel so much more blessed to have two happy, healthy children.” Krista Perry, Principal

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