ELITE 2019 Patient Advocate Julie Cosgrove of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Julie Cosgrove

Associate Director, Consumer Marketing, Givosiran

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

A Patient Partner within Pharma

Julie Cosgrove’s passion for championing patients with rare diseases in her role at Alnylam Pharmaceutics rivals only her personal dedication to serving the philanthropic community. Julie’s made it her life’s work to go above and beyond for underrepresented people. Whether it’s patients whose voices are muted because of the rarity of their disease or the disadvantaged members of her local community, Julie’s helping hands are always at work to improve their lives any way she can.

Julie has been an advocate for patients and their families by leading marketing initiatives for pharmaceutical heavy hitters for over 15 years.

Her tenure includes advocating for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients through innovative marketing programs at Biogen Idec and Sanofi Genzyme. During her time at Biogen Idec she led advocacy programs and worked closely with patients, their families, and patient advocacy groups to celebrate the contributions of patient leaders.

Julie then went to work for Genzyme where she marketed a transplant immunosuppressant product. That experience prepared her for one of her proudest accomplishments—being a live organ donor for a family member in need.

At Sanofi Genzyme, Julie went on to launch the blockbuster MS Franchise in U.S. Marketing and then spent four years in the field as a Thought Leader Liaison where she championed for patients to have access to effective MS treatments.

Since joining Alnylam in 2018, Julie has rapidly taken the helm as lead across U.S. patient marketing initiatives, filling in necessary gaps to support the launch of this rare disease brand. In just a few short months, Julie has launched a disease awareness campaign aimed at elevating the voices of people suffering from a rare metabolic disorder known as Acute Hepatic Porphyria, with an eye dead set on overdelivering on Alnylam’s launch goals.

Outside of work, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. She is also an active board member for two non-profit organizations and recently launched a chapter of 100 Women Who Care to facilitate impactful community giving.

In everything she does professionally and philanthropically, Julie surpasses her mantra of “doing the right thing with passion for patients.”


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