The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) research advocate, Altum CEO Steve Pinchotti, recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the PRMRP sponsored by the Department of Defense.
Steve was nominated for participation in the program by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, New York, NY. As a consumer reviewer, he was a full voting member, (along with prominent scientists) at meetings to help determine how the $ 300.000 million appropriated by Congress for Fiscal Year 2017 will be spent on PRMRP research covering 48 topic areas.
Consumer reviewers are asked to represent the collective view of patients and family members by preparing comments on the impact of the research on issues such as diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life. When commenting on serving as a consumer reviewer, Steve said that, “Getting the opportunity to serve on a PRMRP panel was a rewarding and energizing experience. The camaraderie and enthusiasm of everyone involved was infectious. PRMRP is a vital program as the funds continue to support the most innovative research in the world”.