Thank you for your interest in joining the Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality (PFACQ) Research Advocate Subcommittee at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Patient-centered research and clinical trials include patient and caregiver involvement at all steps. As grant funders have increasingly recognized the value of patient advocates to research, PFACQ established a group of patient and caregiver research advocates to support research and science and become members of research teams. In this role, you will be connected with MSK researchers to provide the patient and caregiver perspective in research and clinical trial activities. Your participation includes:
- Sharing your story
- Writing letters of support for grant applications.
- Reviewing summaries of research (called abstracts) and other grant materials.
- Providing feedback on grant applications.
- Serving as part of the research team and providing the patient and caregiver perspective throughout the research study process.
- Assisting with other needs as identified by researchers.
Research advocates will also have the opportunity to become part of a forum for ongoing training and dialogue between researchers and the patient community.
You are eligible to apply if:
- You are a former or current patient who has been on a clinical trial.
- You are a caregiver for someone who has been on a clinical trial.
How To Apply
We want to ensure that we match research advocates to opportunities that best fit their experience, interests, and availability. This is the application process:
- Fill out the attached application.
- Return the completed application and required documents to [email protected].
- After we review your application, we will contact you to set up an interview. You will interview via Zoom with current PFACQ research advocates and the PFACQ staff manager.
Note: If you are accepted into the PFACQ Research Advocate Subcommittee, you will be required to complete a self-paced training.
PFACQ Senior Manager