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Webinar: Info Session on Becoming a Scientific Research Advocate

  • 26 Oct 2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • Online

The Knight Cancer Institute’s Scientific Research Advocates Program is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Cohort. Research advocates are volunteers with a personal connection to cancer who are passionate about helping translate research findings into meaningful outcomes for patients and their families. The primary role of a research advocate is to represent the collective patient perspective, or the disease experiences of our community, in the research process. Through this lens, advocates support Knight Cancer Institute researchers by providing feedback on grant applications, participating on advisory committees, writing letters of support, and helping communicate research to the public.

Knight Scientific Research Advocates come from a variety of different backgrounds. To become a Scientific Research Advocate, individuals must:

  • Have personal experience with cancer (as a patient, caregiver, or as an individual at high risk).
  • Be at least 24 months post-cancer diagnosis (if applicable).
  • Be able to share the collective patient perspective with Knight Cancer Institute researchers and clinicians.
  • Be willing to volunteer at least 5 hours a month to the program for two years, including participating in quarterly group meetings, email discussions, and being available to consult on projects on an ad hoc basis.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency with email and Microsoft Office.

Sign Up for the webinar 

by emailing wilkes@ohsu.edu to attend.


Applications for the 2017 Advocates Cohort are due

Nov. 30, 2016. 

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