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Amy Ohmer

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Amy Ohmer

Director, iCAN Research and Advocacy


Amy Ohmer specializes in creating collaboration through patient-centered programs by focusing on the needs of patients/families as partners within research and medical communities. Amy’s efforts include engaging the unique population of children living with chronic, rare, and complicated medical conditions through community building for adolescents, providers, clinicians, and caregivers. She is an active advocate for clinical research leading to better outcomes through co-design within the T1D Exchange as Co-Chair of the Patient/Family Advisory Board, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Patient/Family Advisory Council (PFAC) at Michigan Medicine, and as a patient advocate for the American Diabetes Association Call to Congress/ Camp Midicha and JDRF Teen Central.

In 2019, Amy was the recipient of the Sally Joy Award from the State of Michigan Diabetes Patient Advocacy Council and in 2020, Amy received the T1D Outstanding Patient Advocate Award from the T1D Exchange. With a BA from Michigan State University in Advertising, Communications Arts and Science, Amy brings a passion for engaging audiences by offering open communication by utilizing social networks, technology, and marketing to strengthen the pediatric patient community. Amy is a mom to two children, both diagnosed with T1D at young ages.  She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoor beauty of her home state of Michigan.



Oct 29th 11:30AM ET - Panelist Session 5 – Multifaceted Approach to Patient Engagement in Pediatric Clinical Research