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PAF President Appointed to CARRA Program

Sheldon Weinhaus, President of National Patient Advocate Foundation, was selected to participate in the National Cancer Institute's Consumer Advocates in Research and Related Activities (CARRA) Program. The letter Mr. Weinhaus received announcing his appointment appears below.

August 30, 2001

Mr. Sheldon Weinhaus
906 Olive Street
Suite 900
St. Louis, MO 63101-1463

Dear Mr. Weinhaus:

I am very pleased to announce that you have been selected to participate in the National Cancer Instute's (NCI) Consumer Advocates in Research and Related Activities (CARRA) program. On behalf of NCI, I welcome you to CARRA and thank you for your interest and enthusiasm for this important program. You are now a member of a unique network of cancer advocates. CARRA members will work side-by-side with NCI staff, scientists, and clinicians to improve and enhance the Institute's research and other related activities.

Your 3-year appointment to the CARRA Network will begin on September 10, 2001. To accept your CARRA membership, simply fill out the enclosed acceptance form and return it to NCI according to the attached instructions. Once we have received your acceptance, we will provide a general orientation about the NCI and your roles and responsibilities as a CARRA Network member. We also are planning a series of orientation teleconferences for September. You will be notified as soon as they are scheduled. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us by email at or by calling (301) 594-3194.

Today, we are at a starting point. Your task as a founding CARRA member it so set an unprecedented standard for effectively representing your constituencythe consumer advocate communityand become an increasingly valuable resource in the work of NCI. I look forward to this new partnership with great anticipation. Your wonderful talents, leadership, and your constituency's perspectives will most certainly contribute to the success of this new initiative.

Again, congratulations on your selection and thank you for your willingness to serve!


Yvonne Andejeski, M.D.
Program Director