Hernandez recipient of PCORI grant, Califf to be director of new research network

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Adrian Herndandez, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (Cardiology), will receive a grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which this week announced funding for 71 new patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research projects.

Hernandez's project is “Patient-Centered Research Into Outcomes Stroke Patients Prefer And Effectiveness Research (Prosper).”

PCORI also announced a $9 million contract to a consortium led by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute to serve as the Coordinating Center for PCORI's proposed new National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. The directors of the Coordinating Center will be Richard Platt, MD, MS, professor and chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and Robert Califf, MD, professor of medicine (Cardiology), vice chancellor for clinical and translational research and director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute,

PCORI is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’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.