Applications Requested for PCORI Advisory Panels

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has issued a call for individuals to serve on its Advisory Panels. There are four panels including: the Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities; Advisory Panel on Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems; and Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement. Members of the AADR community are encouraged to apply to these positions. Each of these groups are comprised of patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, and other health care stakeholders, and are charged with assisting PCORI with identify research priorities as well as refining the Institute’s research project agenda.

Specifically, the PCORI Advisory Panels will be responsible for assisting PCORI staff, Board of Governors, and Methodology Committee in developing and prioritizing specific research questions, modeling robust patient and stakeholder engagement efforts, and providing other scientific or technical input on issues pertinent to the Institute’s mission and work.  Although the Advisory Panels do not serve in an official decision-making capacity, PCORI staff and leadership will take its recommendations into consideration. Any individual interested in serving on an Advisory Panel is eligible to apply.  Selection will be based upon the candidate’s experience, background, ability to contribute to the scope of each Advisory Panel’s mission, and their commitment to PCORI’s overall goals.

Applications are due Monday, March 4, 2013, and must be submitted electronically via PCORI’s secure online portal. For further information on this opportunity, please visit PCORI’s website.

PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization that was established by Congress through the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The organization was created to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions.  The Institute’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment, and care options available, and the science that supports those options.

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