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PCORI Board to Vote on Proposed Funding Awards during Dec. 17 Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 10, 2013) – The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors will hold a public teleconference and webinar from noon-1:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 17, to consider three slates of awardees for funding approval:

  • The individual health data networks that together will create a new National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network to facilitate faster, more efficient studies.
  • Selected projects responding to Treatment Options for African-Americans and Hispanics/Latinos with Uncontrolled Asthma, PCORI’s first targeted funding announcement.
  • Selected projects responding to funding announcements issued in August under PCORI’s five National Priorities for Research.

View the agenda and supporting materials on the PCORI website. To register for the event, complete the online registration form. An email will be sent to you with instructions for joining the session.


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit 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

Media Advisory
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Contact: Christine Stencel, PCORI Media Relations (202-570-9275 or [email protected])

PCORnet Kick-off Meeting: January 21-22, 2014

Building Evidence through Innovation and Collaboration

January 21-22, 2014

Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave NW


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the PCORnet Resource Center at (844) 275-6276 or 844-ASK-NCRN.

This event launched the development of the nation’s most ambitious and promising clinical research network aimed at delivering high quality care through patient-centered outcomes research. This was the first opportunity for PCORnet Partners to meet and begin exchanging ideas, strategies and best practices for scaling up effectiveness research focusing on interventional trials and observational studies.

Meeting sessions covered the following topics:

  • Introducing PCORnet, Coordinating Center and Task Forces
  • Reviewing network governance, deliverables and metrics for success
  • Identifying core network research capacities
  • Overcoming barriers to exchanging electronic clinical data
  • Improving patient engagement and enrollment in clinical trials
  • Building a sustainable model for collaborative patient-centered outcomes research


Agenda [pdf] PCORI-PCORnet-Building-Evidence-Through-Innovation-and-Collaboration-0121141 [pdf]



CDRN/PPRN Awardee Webinar: December 18, 2013

December 18, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 (noon) p.m. (ET)


This webinar is open to the public. Participants/callers will be muted upon entry to the meeting, except for the speakers. The meeting will be recorded and made available to anyone who cannot join.

Dial-in number: 888.687.4838

Participant passcode: 63518643#

Topic: CDRN/PPRN Awardee Webinar
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time: 10:30 am, Eastern Standard Time
Meeting Number: 259 899 548
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Grand Rounds: January 17, 2014

A Collaboration of the NIH HCS Collaboratory and PCORnet

Rethinking Clinical Research

Speaker: Douglas Fridsma, MD, PhD
Science Officer & Director, Office of Science & Technology in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Topic:  ONC’s Interoperability Strategy

Date: Friday, January 17, 2014, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

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