Helen Partridge is a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is currently taking a year off between her third and final years of medical school to work with the CDCN as Chief of Staff. In this role, Helen assists with fundraising, raising awareness, patient support, physician engagement and ongoing research with the goal of advancing the CDCN mission towards finding treatments and a cure. Prior to starting medical school, Helen completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of St Andrews in Scotland as well as a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania.