Robin Allen, an associate professor for the School of Social Work, has been appointed to a council and a board of trustees. Allen has been appointed to the Sarcoma Research Advocacy Council of the Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration as well as the Board of Trustees for the LeiomyoSarcoma Support and Direct Research Foundation.
The Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and support of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of sarcoma – a rare cancer of the bone and connective tissue of the body. The Sarcoma Research Advocacy Council is made up of researchers and investigators who work with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to achieve breakthroughs in sarcoma that will help improve patient outcomes and, ultimately, find a cure.
In her new role with the alliance, Allen will work as a research advocate to help improve outcomes for people with sarcoma. She will be instrumental in establishing a more formalized approach to include and emphasize the importance of patients and families of sarcoma to improve their outcomes.
The LeiomyoSarcoma Support and Direct Research Foundation works to empower patients with information and support, fund research, and provide a bridge between patients and researchers to collaborate on finding a cure for sarcoma. As a board of trustee member, Allen represents the foundation at the Sarcoma Coalition – sarcoma advocacy groups from around the country working to provide resources and support for those dealing with sarcoma.
Allen has taken a special interest in sarcoma research as she is a survivor of sarcoma. Allen’s expertise in social sciences both as a social worker and a survivor of sarcoma enable her to provide the Sarcoma Research Advocacy Council and the LeiomyoSarcoma Support and Direct Research Foundation direction and support in improving patient outcomes and searching for a cure.