Bridging the Gap between Researchers and Community
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
This presentation is an informational session about the Citizen Scientist Program, who is involved in it and how the program engages with the Cancer Center faculty in their research.
Citizen Scientists are paid, UF employees who are active members of their community trained in cancer research using a formal curriculum. They serve on leadership boards, advise on grants, and partner with PIs and teams along the research continuum, serving as consultants who bring a lay perspective and promote patient/community perspective. Attendees can expect to hear from UF Citizen Scientists, as well as three researchers across the Cancer Center’s research programs about the impact that these engagements have had upon their protocols, grant funding, and translational outcomes.
Learn more about the Cancer Center Citizen Scientist Program.