Patients, caregivers, advocates, doctors, researchers, legislators, regulators, and public figures. People who make a positive impact on the rare disease community go above and beyond, overcoming certain obstacles, to help make meaningful change in the lives of others. They are making a rare impact.
NORD requested nominations of individuals that have made a positive impact on the rare disease community in 2015. Eligible Nominees included patients, caregivers, advocates, physicians, medical experts, researchers, media, educators, legislators, regulators, and others and their efforts to raise awareness and make a difference through education, media/social media campaigns, policy work, and community-building. Special value was placed on the Nominees that have made an impact on all rare diseases and rare diseases as a whole.
Nominations closed on Monday, February 1 at 8:00 A.M. EST.