Partnering with Patients Strengthens Science
Patients, and the networks of people who support them, already play a powerful role in sharpening our understanding of disease, but much more can be done to center their experiences in the design of biomedical research. With encouragement from the scientific, medical, consumer, and philanthropic communities, patients facing a broad range of medical challenges can grow their impact by forging cross-sector ties, articulating disease insights, shaping research priorities, and galvanizing scientific collaboration. How can successful patient-researcher partnerships be best supported so that biomedicine can progress?
Josh SommerCo-Founder and Executive Director of the Chordoma Foundation
Tania SimoncelliVP of science in society at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Sneha DaveFounder and Executive Director of Generation Patient
Vivian NabetaFounder and Executive Director of The Sonia Nabeta Foundation
Alison SbranaPatient Researcher at the Patient-Led Research Collaborative