Congratulations to Dr. Anne Junker

The Canadian Organization for Rare Diseases held their annual Rare Disease Day Awards Gala recognizing individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the Canadian rare disease community on March 30th in Vancouver.

MICYRN’s scientific director, Anne Junker, won the Scientific Leadership Award, which is presented to a distinguished researcher whose career represents a unique blend of scientific excellence and support of the patient community. A list of all the evening’s winners is available on the CORD website.

Dr. Junker also presented at the CORD conference earlier that day on a panel addressing the Vision for Canadian Rare Disease Networks. She explained the importance of networks in research and clinical trials, and highlighted MICYRN’s work in bringing pediatric research networks together in a formal affiliation.

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