People-Centered Research Foundation Names Richard Turman Chief Operating Officer

The People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF) announced that Richard Turman, MPP, will be joining the organization as chief operating officer. Mr. Turman currently serves as the deputy director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products. At the PCRF, he 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. 

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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


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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