Josh Sommer

Executive Director Chordoma Foundation

While some of us spent college playing beer pong, at age 20 Duke sophomore Josh founded the Chordoma Foundation—Chordoma is a rare bone cancer. In addition to funding research and opening up cell lines, the Foundation is working on real-time learning systems, hosting conferences where researchers share new treatments, and creating a template for the same process for other rare cancers. Honored as a Person of the Year in 2008 by ABCNews, Josh was a riveting presence at Health 2.0 goes to Washington DC last year.