Cynthia Chmielewski

Cynthia attended Rutgers University graduating with degrees in Psychology and Education. Upon graduation she secured her first teaching position and immediately fell in love with her chosen profession. Cynthia continued teaching for 28 years.

Now retired, Cynthia is using her passion for education to teach a new group of "students" - myeloma patients and their caregivers. Cindy belongs to the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group where she serves on the steering committee. Using social media to educate is her passion. Cynthia educates and advocates by tweeting at @MyelomaTeacher and sharing myeloma resources, educational opportunities and clinical trial information on her MyelomaTeacher Facebook page. Ms. Chmielewski is the co-founder of the #MMSM TweetChat and is also a regular panelist on the CureTalks Podcast. Ms. Chmielewski was an invited panelist and presented posters on using social media in hematology at the annual meetings of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the European Bone Marrow Transplant (EBMT).

Cindy enjoys serving as a voting member on the IRB at the University of Pennsylvania, the patient advocate on the Myeloma Steering Committee of the NCI’s Clinical Trial Network and a peer grant reviewer for the Department of Defense.

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Immunotherapy – Front and Center

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Immunotherapy was front and center at this year’s American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) meeting. There even was an Education Session presented by Drs. Shah, Cohen and Borello on this topic. When I first attended the ASH Annual Meeting in 2012, immunotherapy was still in its infancy. The treatments that were being examined in clinical trials back […]

The 2020 Brian D. Novis Grant Awards Reception

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Fundraising is one way to be an advocate and pay it forward. Although fundraising is not easy, it is empowering to be part of the potential cure. You become a valued partner in research.  For the last 12 years the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group (PMMNG) has held a 5K, entitled Miles for Myeloma, to […]

Through a Patient’s Eyes #ASH19 #MMSM

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In a few weeks I will be traveling to the Sunshine State to attend the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH#19) with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).  I am fortunate that the IMF understands the importance of patient education and the value of including the patient perspective at scientific meetings.  This […]