Meet the Nominees

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Veronique Mead

I integrate research that explains how trauma increases risk for disease, why it’s not in our heads,…

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Rachael Hutchings

I believe that food is powerful medicine. After learning to fight my own autoimmune disease battles…

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Dr. Wayne Phimister

My name is Dr. Wayne Phimister and I’m certified as a Family Physician in Canada and a General Practitioner…

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Julia Mandeville

Julia Mandeville is a 30-year-old Barbadian who is an emerging global health professional who has a particular…

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Renee Anderson - The Rheumatoid Arthritis Mama

Since Renee’s RA diagnosis in 2017, she has committed herself to bringing awareness, education, support,…

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I started my blog and Instagram @psoriaticarthritiswarriors to help raise awareness for Psoriatic Arthritis…

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Lisa Johnson

I was diagnosed with Stage 3b Rectal Cancer in April 2010 at the age of 26, with no prior illnesses or…

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Ssebandeke Ashiraf

Ssebandeke Ashiraf has fifteen years' experience in sickle cell advocacy with a focus on improving the…

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La'Shardae Scott

La'Shardae is the Project Director for the Region III Sickle Cell Project of Northwest Ohio located at…

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Ellen Bookman

On January 29, 2018, my life changed forever -- I was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease.…

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Hell's Bells and Mast Cells - Keeya Steel

When you become allergic to chocolate, alcohol, and sunshine, you absolutely learn to cope through humor.…

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