Focus on Research Scholar Program 2012 Applications Due April 10
The program includes exciting discussions about concepts in oncology research and how research results progress to better patient care. The Focus on Research Scholar program is designed to prepare advocates to better understand the research process and have a greater understanding of common concepts in oncology (cancer pathways, genomics, biomarkers, statistics, patient protections). Scholars will develop and implement an action plan to disseminate research results and knowledge gained in the class to a patient community. Through a system of preparatory conference calls, virtual classroom (webinars), and learning materials the Scholars will gain critical appraisal skills to better understand research presentations and publications. The Scholars will attend the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, June 1-5, 2012 to gather knowledge about biomedical advances. After attending ASCO the Scholars report and implement their action plans to share this information with the advocate's organization and constituencies.
Apply online at: http://www.formstack.com/forms/ResearchAdvNetwork-FocusResearchScholar2012_Application Deadline: April 10, 2012 5 pm Central
Who should apply: Advocates interested in influencing the research system and serving their patient constituency by disseminating research results that will influence patient care.
Eligibility: The program is open to candidates in the United States that serves a cancer patient community. Former Focus on Research Scholars may reapply 2 years after their last participation, however, new applicants will be given priority.
Questions: Please email Elda Railey at email@example.com