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PCORnet Obesity Studies to Present Findings at ObesityWeek 2018

The more we learn about obesity, the more we realize how complex and multifaceted the disease is. That’s why ObesityWeek 2018, taking place November 11-15 is an important meeting. Results of two PCORnet studies will be shared at this annual gathering of experts in obesity research. David Arterburn, principal investigator for the PCORnet Bariatric Study … Continue reading PCORnet Obesity Studies to Present Findings at ObesityWeek 2018

PCORnet Study Results Show Small Link between Childhood Obesity and Antibiotics

As researchers dig into the science behind obesity, particularly in young children, we are learning some interesting things. For example, a growing body of evidence shows that our microbiome, a word for the collective trillions of bacteria and other microbes that live in our gut, may be a factor in how our body handles fat. … Continue reading PCORnet Study Results Show Small Link between Childhood Obesity and Antibiotics

Weighing the Options: PCORnet Study Shows Gastric Bypass Surgery Yields Greater Weight Loss than Other Procedures

PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is delivering on its mission to answer important questions that help patients make better-informed health care decisions. The Annals of Internal Medicine this week published findings from the PCORnet Bariatric Study.   This study compared the health benefits of three common weight-loss operations: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and … Continue reading Weighing the Options: PCORnet Study Shows Gastric Bypass Surgery Yields Greater Weight Loss than Other Procedures

Join in PCORI’s 4th Annual Meeting

Want to be inspired with insights and new ideas for bringing evidence-based, patient-centered research to life? Look no further than PCORI’s 4th Annual Meeting, which runs from October 31 through November 2 in Washington, D.C. This year’s event, “From Evidence to Impact: Putting What Works into Action,” will spotlight results from dozens of PCORI-funded studies … Continue reading Join in PCORI’s 4th Annual Meeting

Mental Health in Sexual, Gender, and Racial Minorities: A Q&A with Bowen Chung

Mental health disorders can impact anyone, but unfortunately, too often minority communities struggle even more. The LGBTQ community is almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition, such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Racial and ethnic minorities are also at higher risk, and studies have revealed these communities … Continue reading Mental Health in Sexual, Gender, and Racial Minorities: A Q&A with Bowen Chung

PCORnet Partner Network Launches Creative Strategy to Reduce Homelessness in Chicago

In the winter months, when freezing temperatures overtake Chicago, people without homes cradle themselves in makeshift tents to shelter from Chicago’s infamous frigid wind. They are young and old, educated and uneducated, men, women, and children. And they are not alone—in fact, on an average night in 2017, nearly 7,000 people could be found on … Continue reading PCORnet Partner Network Launches Creative Strategy to Reduce Homelessness in Chicago

PCORI Board Approves Research to Promote Partnerships Between PCORnet and Other Organizations

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors recently approved more than $20 million for studies that will use PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, to test ways to improve care for people with arthritis, blood pressure, depression and inflammatory bowel disease. PCORnet is PCORI’s initiative to improve the nation’s capacity to conduct … Continue reading PCORI Board Approves Research to Promote Partnerships Between PCORnet and Other Organizations

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 … Continue reading People-Centered Research Foundation Names Richard Turman Chief Operating Officer

Empowering the Digital Patient: How Three PCORnet Partner Networks Answered the Call from Patients and Caregivers Who Want to Share Their Own Health Data

In the past few years, Kiely Law has noticed a common frustration in the autism community. Families and adults with autism want to know why it is so hard to share their medical records with the research registry she co-founded, the Interactive Autism Network. As research director of the Interactive Autism Network, a partner network … Continue reading Empowering the Digital Patient: How Three PCORnet Partner Networks Answered the Call from Patients and Caregivers Who Want to Share Their Own Health Data

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 … Continue reading PCORnet in the News