Letter from the Editor, November 2016

Rachel MinnickThe weather is starting to cool and as fall greets us, it is a wonderful time to reflect on the events of the past year and begin to gear up for new and exciting opportunities ahead. I’d like to introduce myself as the new Editor of the Patients as Partners Newsletter. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share exciting news and updates about CISCRP through this platform and want to thank you in advance for your readership.

2016 has been a tremendous year of growth for CISCRP’s educational programs and patient outreach initiatives. Among our many initiatives, a few highlights: We held a record number of AWARE for All events this year, including our first international program in the UK; hosted two Medical Hero Appreciation 5K Events, both of which welcomed over 300 runners/walkers each; co-hosted the first “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon to generate innovative ideas to raise clinical research awareness; conducted thousands of free clinical trial searches for patients; participated in countless speaking engagements, webinars, and symposium; and distributed thousands of educational materials to sites and organizations world-wide.

This year has also seen significant growth in our Communicating Trial Results program and in our Patient Advisory Board services. More and more companies are turning to CISCRP for assistance in improving their patient engagement capabilities.

In 2017, we will be holding AWARE for All events in New Orleans, Seattle, Houston, Jacksonville, and in Manchester, England and Toronto, Canada! Check our upcoming events page for date announcements!
As a final note, I’m delighted to announce that CISCRP is moving! As our organization continues to grow and expand, we are excited to move into a larger office space within the Boston area. The move is planned for early 2017 and we will be sure to share our new address and location with our supporters as soon as the details are finalized.

As I reflect on an exciting year behind and ahead, I want to note that all of our efforts are made possible by you, our generous supporters, donors, and collaborators. We are so thankful for your dedication to helping us raise awareness and education around clinical research!

I wish you all the best and hope you will keep CISCRP in your thoughts.

Thanks for reading,


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