PCORnet in the News

PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, a PCORI initiative, continues to advance patient-centered research. Several manuscripts written by PCORnet colleagues have recently been published in prominent journals:

  • The Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network wrote a paper published in the March 2018 edition of BMC Obesity. This paper discusses results of a survey on patient willingness to participate in weight-related research by body mass index and characteristics.
  • Academic Pediatrics published the PCORnet Antibiotics and Childhood Growth Study team’s manuscript detailing how the study successfully integrated and studied data from children across 36 participating institutions.
  • Communications colleagues at the Duke Clinical Research Institute wrote an article that examines three models of patient engagement. This paper looks at what works best for patients, their caregivers, research sponsors, and investigators. “Models of Engagement: Patients as Partners in Clinical Research” was published in the February issue of Applied Clinical Trials.
  • Patient Related Outcomes Measures recently published a paper written by members of PCORnet’s Research Committee about the Network’s Collaborative Research Groups. The paper looks at how these groups are collaborating across networks and institutions within PCORnet.
  • Findings from the Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes 2.0 study were published in Current Diabetes Reports. The report looks at how public and private health policies affect diabetes care and prevention.

Our PCORnet colleagues are constantly seeking out new ways to promote patient-centered research. Be on the lookout for more publications of our exciting work in the months to come!


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 www.pcornet.org.

 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 continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at www.pcori.org.