Rachael Fleurence, Ph.D, PCORI Program Director and PCORnet Executive Committee Chair and Council Co-Chair, has been selected to serve as Executive Director for the National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc). NESTcc was established by the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) in September 2016 through an FDA grant. MDIC is a public-private partnership that advances regulatory science of medical devices to improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Fleurence has been an integral part of the growth and development of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), serving in many leadership capacities. She joins NEST from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), where she has led PCORI’s PCORnet initiative for the past five years as Program Director.
In her new role, Dr. Fleurence will be leading the effort to establish the governance structure for NEST’s Coordinating Center and identify innovative methods from pilot projects that track medical device data and patient-reported outcomes.
Read more about Dr. Fleurence’s appointment as Executive Director of the National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc).
PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The goal of PCORnet is to improve the nation’s capacity to conduct clinical research by creating a large, highly representative network that directly involves patients in the development and execution of research. More information is available at www.pcornet.org.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at www.pcori.org.