Webinar - New Directions 2022: Living with MS as a Black Person - Participating in Clinical Trials: Your Opportunity to Make a Difference

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The first in our 2022 "Living with MS as a Black Person" series, this digital educational program will provide viewers with the information needed to become more informed about clinical trials and what participation entails. Our expert presenters (see below) will review the importance of diversity in research participation and discuss the role research plays in providing evidence for treatment and quality of life decisions. This live webinar will also address the regulations around and goals of clinical trials. Viewers will be provided with relevant and useful resources.


Jacqueline F. Rosenthal, M.D.
Neurologist, MS Institute
Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute

Victoria Reese
Co-Founder & President of WE ARE ILL

Jacqueline F. Rosenthal, MDDr. Jacqueline Rosenthal is a neurologist at the Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. She is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her neurology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. After completing residency, she practiced general neurology at Martin Army Community Hospital, and it was during this time that she developed a special interest in patients with multiple sclerosis and other neuroimmunologic conditions. After separating from the U.S. Army she completed a neuroimmunology fellowship at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and Emory MS Clinic during which time her primary research centered around the examination of neurodegenerative biomarkers of cognitive dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis. Dr. Rosenthal joined Shepherd Center’s medical staff in July 2019. She participates actively in clinical research and has worked with various MS committees and workgroups to further MS education and increase awareness, including as a member of MSAA's African American Advisory Board. Outside of patient care and clinical research activities, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons.

Victoria - Patient Advocate of WE ARE ILLWith impressive entertainment and advertising experience under her belt, paired with an innate talent for branding, Victoria Marie Reese is on a mission to curate an authentic brand experience, tailored to her clients’ needs. Within three years of forming her company, the Brand Architect, she built a portfolio of industry giants like Nike, Toyota, and Unilever, as well as ordinary people who trust her to cultivate their ideas and turn them into reality.

Victoria has been laying the pavement for her success since Howard University and has since achieved and even surpassed her goals. In 2015, before her company turned two, she was featured in Black Enterprise magazine, garnered national recognition for her multiple sclerosis (MS) campaign, #WeAreILLmatic on social media, and successfully launched BAUS, an online store that ignites and empowers its customers to pursue their passions.

Victoria’s gift of storytelling doesn’t end in the digital landscape, though. Not only has she hosted sold-out webinars, but she has also carved out space as a sought-after motivational speaker, showing the world how being a “victor” has shaped her success.

It’s her keen eye for detail that makes Victoria an in-demand asset to people and brands and her go-hard attitude that makes her a mascot for resilience. As a Black woman with MS, she shows up for her community, aiming to bring more representation to research, advocacy, and education surrounding this chronic disease.

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