Young offers 7 tips for early career members

Terri Young, MBA, MD, FARVO, chair of the Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Committee, shares insight into her inspiration for becoming a researcher and offers advice to young women scientists in a recent interview with ARVONews.

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Patients: From consumers to partners

Patient engagementPassenger. End user. Spectator. These are terms that many in biomedical research would use to describe the role patients play as a potential therapy winds its way along the development pipeline. Yet, a growing number of patients are no longer content to simply watch and wait as possible life-changing science happens without them. 

“Other than providing funding, the patient community hasn’t traditionally been given the opportunity to interact with researchers, sponsors and regulators,” says Randy Wheelock, chief advisor for research and therapy development at the Choroideremia Research Foundation (CRF). “Patient advocacy groups have a lot to offer when it comes to making research, development and regulatory decisions along the route to a therapy.”

Patients and their organizations are increasingly contributing to all segments of the research pipeline. As such, scientists, industry, regulators and funders are incorporating patient input in their own decision making. 

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2016 Dr. David L. Epstein Award honors recipients Jonathan Crowston and Peter van Wijngaarden
Extending OCT from structure to function
Beckman Argyros Award furthers research of James Fujimoto

More articles in the Fall 2017 issue

President's message
Standing strong for science by Claude F. Burgoyne
Conversations with Trustees
Get to know the new ARVO Trustees
Meet the new MIT Trustee
Get to know Emily Patterson
5 members in 5 minutes
Boost your research with social media advice from ARVO members
Chair's letter
Research without borders by J. Mark Petrash
ARVO Foundation DCERF recipient
Basma Baccouche shares her experience at ARVO 2017
Why I give
Rafal Farjo honors his brother’s legacy with a travel grant
Women in research
Spotlight on ARVO leadership program mentor/mentee
Around the globe
IT-ARVO acts on animals in research regulations
ARVO Journals
Editors-in-chief prepare for new term; tribute to outgoing EICs
NEI director's message
Updates, challenges, progress and the 50-year celebration