Associate Director of Operations and Scientific Outreach at the Broad Institute
Corrie Painter is the Associate Director of Operations and Scientific Outreach at the Broad Institute. A trained cancer researcher with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, Corrie partners with advocacy groups and engages patients with metastatic breast cancer through social media in order to carry out the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project. This project is a genomics study conducted at the Broad Institute where patients can consent online to donate their stored tumor samples, saliva, medical records, and their voice in order to directly accelerate the pace of discovery. These efforts can be followed on Twitter #MBCproject, @MBC_project, @Corrie_Painter, on Facebook, The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project, and in the news/blog section of MBCproject.org.
Corrie, an angiosarcoma survivor, is also a passionate leading patient advocate who co-founded and serves as the Vice-president of Angiosarcoma Awareness, an organization that supports research and awareness efforts surrounding this disease. Working directly with patients in social media, she is building off of her experiences with the MBCproject in order to lead the AngioSarcoma Project (ASCproject.org) at the Broad Institute to generate the genomic landscape of this orphan disease.