Latest update on the AEA Family weekend!

January 20, 2020

Dr. Rebecca Sadun is coming back to work with our tweens and teens at the AEA Family weekend. We are delighted to have her!

Last year Dr. Sadun read a passage from “Brain on Fire” and then ask each teen to write the title and chapter names for the book about their journey and then pick one of those chapters and write the first few pages of it.  She then asked for volunteers who want to read what they wrote, sharing their stories.  Dr. Sadun provides a safe and informal space for these teens to freely express themselves.  We can’t wait to see what she will bring this year.

Dr. Rebecca Sadun earned her MD and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California and then came to Duke for a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics.  After residency, she undertook fellowship training in both adult rheumatology and pediatric rheumatology, and she is now a rheumatologist at Duke in both divisions, seeing patients of all ages with rheumatic diseases.  She has a particular interest in how best to take care of adolescents and young adults, and she loves helping teens and their parents find ways to navigate the difficult transition from childhood to adulthood, talking with teens about why this is such a challenging age to have a chronic illness, and empowering them to learn to take control of their health.

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