The Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) foundation has received a Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct its Empowering Patient Partners and Key Stakeholders to Develop a Patient-Centric Food Allergy Research Program initiative. The two-year project convenes an Outcomes Research Advisory Board overseeing four regional boards to bring together perspective and experiences on allergy research.
FARE says that the world is at a critical point in food allergy research and that this is an exciting time in the field of food allergy research. “As research progresses, it is crucial that the perspectives, preferences and needs of the patient are prioritized,” said James R. Baker, Jr., CEO and chief medical offer for FARE.
Applications for board memberships are now being accepted.
FARE is now accepting applications from interested parties to join the Outcomes Research Advisory Board. Food allergy stakeholders such as researchers, patients, school nurses, educators, advocates, and others interested are encouraged to apply.
“It is important to understand the patient’s perspective on the pipeline of potential therapies, the potential benefits and risks that matter most to them, and their willingness to participate in clinical trials,” Baker said.
PCORI is a non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund cooperative effectiveness research.