People-Centered Research Foundation Names Kathy Hudson Executive Director

The People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF) announced today that Kathy L. Hudson, PhD, has joined the organization as executive director. Hudson most recently served as deputy director for Science, Outreach, and Policy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the PCRF, she joins a team of national leaders in clinical research who established the nonprofit organization to accelerate people-driven research. Visit the PCRF Website to learn more.

About PCORnet

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

 About PCORI

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