Participant Advisory Board

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The volunteer Participant Advisory Board (PAB) was created to represent and include participating volunteer's ideas and goals in the planning, recruitment, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of clinical research studies of GHUCCTS. The mission of the PAB is to advance equity, safety and excellence in scientific research through outreach to a multicultural community and the inclusion of the volunteer participant's voice.

GHUCCTS Participant Advisory Board

Our PAB members bring their own unique perspective as clinical trial participants to the table as we discuss research methods, recruitment, and the importance of community engagement in clinical trials.

Accomplishments of the Volunteer Participant Advisory Board (as of Jan 2020)
  • Determined name and selected content for the GHUCCTS Recruitment Core website:
  • Identified language diversity as a high priority area and recommended translating website content to Spanish.
  • Developed the mission and vision statement of the board.
  • Provided feedback on the "Community Outreach for Participant Recruitment & Community Engaged Research". Presentation was revised based on feedback and successfully presented at a local community event.
  • Provided feedback on feasibility of recruitment strategies through the "Recruitment Studio" consultation session for 14 studies and 15 “Research 101” sessions.
  • Attended the NCATS Day 2018 meeting held at the National Institutes of Health and served as a panelist on the “Engaging Patients and Communities for Smarter Science”.  
  • Participated in a focus group to provide feedback regarding effective strategies for engaging African American community in research.
  • Exhibited at the Aware for All event, hosted by the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) and shared information about GHUCCTS current research studies and resources.
  • Reviewed the proposal submission for the GHUCCTS Pilot Grant program funding mechanism where community engagement was designated as a priority area and assessed evaluation criterion from a patient engagement lens.
  • Developed PAB promotional videos to highlight the role and significance of the board. Videos were vetted by the GHUCCTS Steering Committee, Community Advisory Board and PAB in support of final product.

Benefits of joining the Participant Advisory Board

  • You'll contribute to ensuring the community voice is heard and influence research processes.
  • You'll provide feedback to researchers at all stages of research, including developing a recruitment plan.
  • You'll learn about research through the monthly "Research 101" series.

Interested in joining? Complete the form below if you are a patient, or family member of a patient, who has engaged in a research study and you're willing to share insight about your experiences.

The PAB is also available to provide feedback to researchers. Visit our Recruitment Center Services page for more information.

Questions or Comments about the PAB?

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