Jane Perlmutter is a long-term cancer survivor and has been involved in a number of organizations committed to educating the public cancer, supporting people affected by it, and eradicating the disease. She is an advocate representative in several clinical trials consortia, multi-institutional grants, clinical guideline committees, grant review panels and NCI working groups. She has also been an active member of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative. She is especially committed to training less experienced patient advocates, has written articles and tutorials on this topics and is often involved in advocate training.
Jane has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and Masters Degrees in Educational Psychology, Computer and Information Science as well as an MBA. She started her career as an experimental cognitive psychologist at the University of Texas in Austin, spent most of her career at Bell Labs. She has run the Bell Technical Training Center and held and officer position in DeVry Inc., a publically traded for-profit higher education company. Jane currently runs her own consulting company—Gemini Group. Her consulting focuses on process improvement for small businesses, not-for-profits and institutions of higher learning.