How You Are Evaluated

Johnny Cebak "I am overwhelmingly humbled by the presence and commitment of the consumer reviewers. I openly thank them for their sacrifices and appreciate their hardships. Consumer reviewers are a community of people who openly bare their pain for the advancement of others. I am proud to be a part of this effort, to be able to serve my country in this new role."

- Johnny Cebak, DMRDP

Once your nomination packet is received and your eligibility confirmed, you will be contacted for a telephone interview to determine your understanding, commitment, and willingness to serve as a Consumer Reviewer. Your interview will cover the following topics:

Advocacy & Commitment
  • Commitment to represent the community affected by your disease, injury, or condition to help to find a cure or improved treatment for the disease, injury or condition
  • Active participation in your advocacy, outreach, support, and/or education organization ***Military personnel on active duty have different requirements in this area***
  • Knowledge
  • Commitment to learning about your disease, condition, or injury
  • Interest in learning about science, medicine, and/or research through a variety of reliable sources
  • Communication Skills
  • Evidence of your ability to express your ideas in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Evidence of learning and sharing information with individuals or groups
  • Participation
  • Flexibility and openness to new ideas
  • Ability to initiate and respond to questions and participate in group discussions
  • Vision
  • Ability to bring the community's perspective to the process
  • Willingness to bring a sense of urgency to find a cure or treatment for the disease, injury or condition
  • Consumers who are selected to serve on a peer review panel will be contacted by email. In some instances, not all eligible nominees will be able to serve due to limited space on the program peer review panels for that year. Eligible nominees who are not selected to serve in the year they are nominated will be considered for future fiscal year peer review panels (pending Congressional appropriations).

    Last updated Thursday, September 1, 2022