Florida citizen scientist adds voice to national research network

Citizen scientist Nadine Zemon has been elected to join the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) executive management team. The role comes after serving on the PCORnet Steering Committee over the last three years, where she and fellow members developed and reviewed PCORnet policies, programs, and recommendations.

Nadine Zemon
Nadine Zemon

Zemon spent nine years as an active citizen scientist with the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network, coordinated within the University of Florida’s Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics. She served on the program’s Executive Committee as well as on the Learning Health System Committee.

Zemon has been involved with community health care throughout her life and career. As a registered nurse, she worked for years as a pediatric emergency room team leader, nurse manager of an employee health unit, and a licensed massage therapist. Outside of her career, she volunteered at a local food bank and facilitated diabetes self-management workshops. Her experience in these roles combined with her experience working as a patient advocate and stakeholder through PCORnet, OneFlorida+, and numerous studies will continue to inform her work as a key patient partner on the PCORnet executive committee.

PCORnet is a national resource funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), providing access to real-world data through partnerships with clinical research networks. These networks are composed of diverse healthcare institutions across the United States, ranging from large academic health centers to local community clinics.

As a stakeholder representative for PCORnet, Zemon will work with fellow team members and PCORI to foster, inform and implement steering committee discussions, engage the broader clinical research network, and oversee PCORnet committees and ad hoc strategic workgroups.

Congratulations to Nadine Zemon on her years of service and this new honor.