Friends, we’ve recently been approached to nominate member(s) to act in a peer review capacity for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for Alzheimer’s disease research. This is an important role considering that last month Congress approved and appropriated $15 million in funding for the Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program for FY18.
They are seeking Consumer Reviewers to act as lay experts on Alzheimer’s, bringing your experience and perspectives to the evaluation of research grant proposals. You would be providing crucial input to the panel, serving alongside scientific and medical experts to represent those most directly affected by Alzheimer’s. Consumer Reviewers help to ensure research selected for funding has the greatest potential of impact. Your perspective and opinion bring relevance and practicality to the review process and is valued by scientists and clinicians. You will also learn about exciting proposed research projects that may lead to new therapies and interventions.
The Consumer Reviewer selection is a multi-step process. The selection process includes submission of an electronic nomination form linked below, a current resume and a written recommendation from an advocacy organization familiar with your advocacy work- that would most likely be us. The application indicates that you must have some affiliation with the military, while that likely wouldn’t hurt, I’ve been assured that is not the case. If selected, you’d be provided a fee for your service and all travel expenses would be covered. Please let me know if you’re interested: email@example.com and I’ll try to navigate the process with you.
NF52 wrote:“Scientists who evaluate innovative grants on the risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) for late-onset AD and other dementias are eager to hear the voices of those with TBI and ApoE4. In addition to being a Consumer Reviewer, I was asked to speak to the experiences of our members who have both TBI and ApoE4 at the Plenary Dinner for all PRARP participants. Afterwards, clinicians and researchers asked me to thank the ApoE4.Info community for our hard-won wisdom and our advocacy for high-impact research.”
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