The 2020 Student Voice Prize winning essays have been published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases or on BioMed Central’s blog in honour of Rare Disease Day!
Catriona Chaplin was the 2020 Student Voice Prize overall winner, which meant that her essay,“Unmasked: an insight into three patients’ rare disease experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic,” was published in its entirety in the world-renowned Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases (OJRD). How world renowned is the OJRD? The Student Voice Prize winning essays have been viewed over 13,751 times with 11 citations between them. Read Catriona’s winning essay in full in the OJRD now!
Caitlyn, Molly and Sanjana’s runner-up essays also got published in honour of Rare Disease Day, but on BioMed Central’s blog. Their essays were shortened to fit a blog format, but can still be read in full on the official Student Voice Prize website under Past Winners and the Essay Competition page on our website. If you want to see their name and essay in print, click on the links below to be taken to BioMed Central’s blog!
Caitlyn Taylor’s essay: The Journey of a Rare Disease Patient
Molly Bowden’s essay: What is Leigh Syndrome? If you had MS, I could help you
Sanjana Ashok’s essay: Rare Disease Research: What challenges have presented in a global pandemic?
Congratulations again to The 2020 Student Voice Prize winners!