“Our mission is to support and strengthen patient access to safe, timely, and effective regenerative medicine technology and treatments."
Who We Are
The Regenerative Outcomes Foundation was established by Doug Oliver, a Nashville, TN, resident who was legally blind from macular degeneration, and who, through adult stem-cell treatment, had his sight restored. Coming on the heels of Oliver’s work on the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed Congress with impressive bipartisan support and was signed into law in December 2016, foundation’s primary objective is to help improve access to these cutting-edge “regenerative medicine” procedures and treatments by working both with patients seeking safe and effective help and the innovative providers and companies able to meet their medical needs.
Doug Oliver, MSW, is a patient ambassador, healthcare consultant, and writer in Nashville, Tennessee.
He graduated Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of New England, and has an extensive career in medical social work, health care regulatory compliance consulting, gerontology, and therapeutic case advocacy.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We invite you to meet our Board of Directors, powered by dedicated members who share a passion for advancing access to regenerative medicine. We apply our professional expertise in medicine, translational sciences, business, accounting, public policy and patient advocacy to accomplish the Foundation's mission and goals.
The Regenerative Outcomes Foundation relies on the input and guidance of many key advisers in order to fulfill our mission. Meet these generous individuals who comprise our Advisory Board.
What We Do
The Regenerative Outcomes Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization that serves both patients seeking healing through regenerative medicine and the providers seeking to provide it.
Our current initiatives include:
Developing patient counseling protocols. There is much that providers and patients alike have yet to understand regarding the complex emotional, behavioral, social, and spiritual factors that impact patient outcomes, functioning, and quality of life. The Foundation partners with private and public sector stakeholders to help discover answers through specialized projects and clinical trial co-studies.
Advocacy and awareness. Engagement, interventions, responses, support, and follow up all describe common patient needs, but their expression is becoming increasingly more unique among regenerative medicine patients in particular. We are creating curriculum and education materials to teach patient-facing professionals skills in shared decision-making patient engagement, and specialized counseling to help them optimize the patient experience, and ultimately, their treatment outcomes.
Promoting just regulatory policies. Promoting social and health policy efforts that will maximum patient access, self-determination, the right to information, affordability, and fair distribution of research funding supporting regenerative medicine are all critical to creating a national response to technologies with tremendous healing potential. Consistent with its social justice roots, The Regenerative Outcomes Foundation leverages its respected position within the policymaker community to call for equity in policy that emphasizes delivery of healing opportunities for all.
Advancing a national regenerative medicine clinical registry. As part of a nationwide coalition of key thought leaders and influencers, the Foundation is active in raising awareness, providing advisory support, advocating for, and actively pursuing social policy change to bring a robust data tracking solution to current practitioners researching the clinical benefits and outcomes of cellular medicine in the context of their practice. In collaboration with industry stakeholders, we bring the patient voice to the process, with a focus on driving commitment to regulatory compliance and building evidenced-based opportunities for patients to achieve the best outcomes available in real time.