Although more than 7,000 rare diseases have been identified, medical professionals do not often recognize or encounter rare disease patients. RARE Compassion Project strives to foster an understanding of and compassion for rare patients. Each year, Global Genes matches eligible medical students with a rare disease patient or family to connect and learn about rare disease, diagnosis and the unique challenges of everyday life.

I am humbled and grateful to Elizabeth for letting me into her world and opening my eyes to aspects of rare disease, that even as a rare patient, I never truly appreciated before – Kristin Hunt, Cox Scholarship Recipient

Information regarding the 2019 Cox Compassion Project and scholarship will be available soon. Subscribe to Global Genes for announcements on the 2019 Cox Scholarship and other upcoming programs and events.