Two UNC School of Medicine Faculty Members selected for PCORI Advisory Boards

Two UNC School of Medicine faculty members have been selected to serve on national advisory panels convened by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Timothy Daaleman, DO, MPH, vice chair, Department of Family Medicine will serve on the National Advisory Panel on Improving Health Care Systems. Mike Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP, chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, will serve on the National Advisory Panel on Communication and Dissemination Research.

Two UNC School of Medicine Faculty Members selected for PCORI Advisory Boards click to enlarge Timothy Daaleman and Mike Pignone

According to PCORI, Daaleman will join patients, family caregivers, clinicians, drug and device makers, researchers and others working to apply their experience and expertise to help PCORI prioritize research funding priorities.

In his role, Pignone will advise PCORI on how to best communicate and disseminate clinical study results so that they are more quickly and effectively used to improve patient care.

Both will travel to Washington, D.C., for meetings of their respective panels.

PCORI is an independent non-profit organization authorized by Congress to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions.

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