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The Intersection of the Science and Everyday Life of Living with NMOSD/MOG-AD
Demystifying NMO podcast is a collaboration between The Sumaira Foundation (TSF) and Connor B Judge Foundation (CBJF.)
A common theme among NMOSD/MOG-AD patients and caretakers has been the challenge of finding reliable information that was understandable and how it related to them. Most NMOSD/MOG-AD information existed only in the domain of technical, scientific research. Patients and caregivers were often left overwhelmed without consumer-level plain language resources.
The Demystifying NMO podcast was born to bridge the gap between theory and pragmatism by bringing together the world’s foremost experts on NMOSD/MOG-AD, the doctors dedicated to studying it, and the patients who live with it every day.
Chelsey Judge holds a PhD in immunology and serves as the scientific advisor to the Connor B. Judge Foundation. Her experiences as a family member of an NMOSD patient and MS patients make her the perfect science translator.
TSF Ambassador of Pennsylvania and Podcast Program Manager, is the latest addition to the podcast. Brian has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science and is a professional librarian. After being diagnosed with NMOSD in 2015 and then MOG-AD in 2018, Brian is dedicated to making sure accurate science-based information is accessible to all.