Patient Advisory Committee
The PAC is a committee made up of 6 – 8 local and national community members who represent varied backgrounds, experiences with kidney disease, interests, ethnicities, gender, and ages. As advocates for kidney research and patient care, they provide productive feedback to investigators and other nephrology professionals in order to continuously improve the communication between patients and doctors. Each year the KRI hosts an all-day meeting, inviting doctors, researchers, and other medical professionals within the UW Medicine community, to report and discuss their findings, progress, and goals for kidney research. The objective for hosting the Annual Patient Advisory Committee meeting is to enable our patient advisors to share their perspectives and experiences with the KRI staff and to help improve the functionality of innovations currently developed by faculty within the Division of Nephrology and to enhance the overall patient experience.
See photos of the May 2018 meeting of the Patient Advisory Committee below and bios for each of its current members further down the page.