David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion


2016 David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion Winners Announced

Global Genes, in partnership with Students Advocates for Rare and Neglected Diseases (STAND), is proud to announce the 2016 David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion winners.
To learn more about the David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion, click here.



1st Place
New York University School of Medicine
Nemaline myopathy




2nd Place
Baylor College of Medicine
Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 15/29




3rd Place
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Trisomy 18


Global Genes and STAND celebrate these award winners and all of the medical students who participated in the Cox Prize this year. We also thank the patient and families who are connected with our Foundation Alliance and who opened up their homes and lives to help future physicians learn more and develop compassion for the daily challenges facing the rare community.
Go to About the Prize for more background about this program, the selection and eligibility criteria.  Press Release on the 2016 winners coming soon!

We look forward to announcing the 2017 David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion program early next year and again congratulate all of the students who took part in this year’s program.