Key Adviser appointed to PFO Research Foundation – Australia

We are very excited to announce that Ms Bray Patrick-Lake has agreed to be a Principal Adviser to our PFO Research Foundation.

As many people would know Bray established the USA based PFO Research Foundation in 2010 in response to the lack of definitive scientific information regarding the condition of patent foramen ovale (PFO) after being a patient in an aborted clinical trial.  Ms. Patrick-Lake has served as a patient representative at the FDA on a variety of advisory committees and panels. She also moderates a very successful online Facebook support group for patient with PFO with over 1000 members from around the world.

Ms. Patrick-Lake has just recently been appointed as the co-chair for the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director and President Barack Obama called the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). This is a bold new enterprise to revolutionise medicine and generate the scientific evidence needed to move the concept of precision medicine into every day clinical practice.

We are very excited that Bray has come on board. We certainly value her level of expertise and commitment to raising the profile of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and the diseases that are associated with it.