US COPD Coalition

Get Involved!


Unique Opportunity for Patients/Advocates

to Review and Comment on Newly Proposed Research

on  Respiratory Health Illnesses and Conditions

The Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) is seeking individuals who are living  with Respiratory Health conditions to participate as reviewers of applications of newly proposed research dealing with the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of these illnesses/conditions. As a participant you will assess and comment on applications focused on treatment possibilities for  the respiratory conditions; such as asthma, COPD, and pulmonary fibrosis that you are living with.

DOD CDMRP Information

The DOD CDMRP is tasked with finding and funding great research for the many illnesses and  conditions to determine which research applications will be funded. The CDMRP involves individuals who are dealing with Respiratory Health illnesses as consumer reviewers to serve on panels reviewing the proposed interventions. Consumer reviewers (CRs) act as lay experts on the injury, condition, or illness and assess( from the patient’s perspective)  aspects of the research applications. They focus specifically on the IMPACT/Relevance of this proposed treatment  will offer to the quality of life for those living with these conditions. Selected consumer reviewers bring their community’s perspective, their firsthand experiences, and a sense of urgency to the process of identifying research to be funded.

NO Prior Experience is required, just your knowledge about how living with a respiratory health illnesses effects the quality of life of those living with these RH illnesses, and your understanding of the current treatments , best practices of care and what is still needed in the areas of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Training and support are provided throughout the process, and a stipend may be provided in accordance with government guidelines.

Applications are currently begin accepted for patient/advocates to “get involved”.  Panels will begin forming in  October 2014. SO,  if you are interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity, and how you might contribute, please contact or 301-360-2150. X2070