Why have I joined NATF?
I first became involved with NATF when I joined the Thrombosis Research Group (TRG) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the summer of 2013. I have never been personally affected by a thromboembolic event, but when I began working with the research group I realized the enormous and widespread effects of thrombosis. Through my involvement with TRG, as well as my participation in Dr. Goldhaber’s pulmonary embolism support group and NATF educational programs, I have learned the importance of patient education and patient advocacy.
With the Patient Advocacy Committee I hope to not only educate patients and the community, but to also learn more about diagnosis, treatment, and the resources available for thrombosis. I am thrilled to be a member of the PAC and I am excited to move forward with NATF.