Christina Fawcett
Christina Fawcett
Director of Operations, Late Phase Services

PRA recently sponsored a team from the Centennial School District to provide an innovative forum for students to solve real-world challenges regarding patient awareness and participation in clinical trials.

DIA 2017

Christina Fawcett is speaking on “How Do You Build a Collaborative Community?” this June at the DIA 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Students were assigned a molecule and explored how it is used for therapeutic purposes. They created an immersive “kit” to tell the story of the patient experience – from learning they have the disease to being approached by their doctor with new treatments.

The kits were designed to be interactive to engage and teach patients and their family members about the disease and treatment.

Christina Fawcett is speaking on "How Do You Build a Collaborative Community?" this June at the DIA 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago.

This collaboration between students and pharmaceutical companies is revolutionary. It not only allows for the patient to have a customized learning experience to answer questions outside of just an informed consent form or package insert, but also to provide the same understanding to the patient’s family and caregivers.

The hope is that programs such as these can not only garner interest in the sciences for our future researchers to help find new cures for diseases, but also pave the way for transforming and improving the patient experience in clinical trials.

Here are a few of the students, explaining their experiences and the changes in their perceptions about clinical trials.