OneFlorida Citizen Scientist Nadine Zemon was selected to serve as a patient representative on the PCORnet Steering Committee.
Over the past five years Zemon has served as a community member citizen scientist (CS) with the UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute (UF CTSI) and the OneFlorida clinical data research network. As part of her citizen scientist role, she has been assigned to the UF CTSI Learning Health System Committee and works side-by-side with UF Health system leaders, College of Medicine department chairs, and other Health Science Center leaders providing a patient/consumer perspective in patient-centered outcomes research projects from proposal development to dissemination and implementation of the results. She is currently a member of the ADAPTABLE aspirin study team assisting with recruitment, communication and dissemination efforts.
PCORnet is governed by a steering committee that includes patient representatives and leaders from PCORnet’s nine national clinical research networks, two health plan research networks, coordinating centers, and its main funder, PCORI. Patient representatives are expected to interpret their own lived experiences, be willing to understand and interpret issues from patients’ perspectives, and help engage other stakeholders in PCORnet research.
“I’m excited about working with the PCORnet steering committee and sharing my insights and perspectives with other PCORnet researchers,” Zemon said.