As a patient leader, you’re always looking for new opportunities to get your voice heard, right?
Then don’t miss FDA representatives Steve and Andrea give an overview of patient leader opportunities offered by the Office of Health and Constituent Affairs!
FDA: How We Involve Patients and Advocates
Join FDA representatives Steve Morin & Andrea Furia-Helms as they provide an overview of FDA’s Office of Health and Constituent Affairs, patient engagement milestones and programs, and opportunities for how patient advocates can get involved in FDA activities.
- Learn how to stay up to date with the latest updates and opportunities within FDA Patient Network
- Review the opportunities within the FDA Patient Representative Program and how you can become one of the 200 Patient Representatives
- Learn how to participate in FDA Sponsored Public Meetings in person or online
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Andrea Furia-Helms joined the FDA’s Office of Health and Constituent Affairs in May 2007 to manage the FDA Patient Representative Program through recruitment and education of patients and primary caregivers who represent varying disease and conditions and prepare them to serve in FDA meetings such as Advisory Committees and product review division meetings. She works across the medical product Centers to ensure patient perspectives are included in the medical product development and review process.
Prior to FDA she was Director of the Back to Sleep Campaign, a public-private partnership to educate communities on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, where she developed outreach initiatives for African American, American Indian and Latino communities. Ms. Furia-Helms has a B.A. in psychology from Framingham State University, a B.S. degree in community health education from University of Maryland, and a Master of Public Health from The George Washington University.
Steve L Morin R.N., B.S.N.
CDR United States Public Health Service
Commander (CDR) Steve L. Morin received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine in December 1997. Following his graduation, CDR Morin worked as a staff oncology nurse at Maine Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a research nurse for the National Cancer Institute.
CDR Morin joined the FDA in 2009 and worked in the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology where he performed Medication Guide and Patient Package Insert reviews for the Patient Labeling & Education Team. Since 2011 he has been in the Office of Health and Constituent Affairs where he works closely with numerous Patients and Patient Advocate Groups in helping them understand the regulatory process, medical product approval process, expanded access, and other topics important to patients. He also assists with the Patient Representative Program, handling telephone and email communications from patients and the public. CDR Morin currently manages the FDA Patient Network that includes the For Patient website, FDA Patient Network Newsletter, @FDA_Patient_Net twitter account.