On Thursday, May 17, 2018, NORD will honor clinicians, researchers, patient advocates, and others who have made outstanding contributions to improving the lives of people with rare diseases. This will take place at the Rare Impact Awards event, which takes place each year at this time in Washington, DC. This year, the venue will be the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Individuals being honored include Robert Campbell, MD, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award; Richard Pazdur, MD, of the FDA, who is receiving the Public Health Leadership Award; and Elisabeth Dykens, PhD, of Vanderbilt University, who is being honored for her research related to rare genetic syndromes. .
The Rare Impact Awards Celebration is open to the public. now on the NORD website.