This position works within the Bona Lab in the Pediatric Outcomes research program. The Bona Lab’s research portfolio focuses on improving childhood cancer outcomes by systematically considering social determinants of health as risk factors in the clinical trial setting and identifying potential targets for intervention. The Parent Peer Research Navigator will lead the COMPRENDO intervention for Spanish speaking parent/guardians of children with newly diagnosed cancer which includes peer navigation visits in person with parent/guardians at the time of clinical treatment consent discussions.
The Parent Peer Research Navigator will provide information and decision-making tools, per the research protocol, to help parents/guardians better understand treatment clinical trials. They will build strong relationships with parents of children with cancer to improve their experience and understanding of the consenting process for pediatric cancer treatment. Parent Peer Research Navigators will provide information and understanding of the difference between Standard of Care and Treatment Clinical Trials, as well as help parents determine what questions to ask their child’s oncology doctor.
The Parent Peer Research Navigator is a research role that will work closely with the healthcare team, which may include doctors, nurses, social workers, and other clinical staff to support parents and patients. They will be responsible for meeting with parents of pediatric cancer patients to deliver assigned research interventions and will attend the informed consent discussion to help facilitate questions.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
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At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
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