PCORI Stories

What does patient-centered research look like in the field? These short features provide a glimpse into the workings of the projects we support. Hear from researchers what it’s like to partner with patients and other stakeholders, and from patients about being part of a research team. Learn how the work we support, “research done differently,” can make a difference for patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, and others.

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Thriving in School after Childhood Cancer

May 10, 2019
Trish Gunshore has made a career of helping children with disabilities reach their potential in the classroom and in life. Yet, the special education teacher never thought that one of…

Bringing Older Adults' Voices to Research

September 4, 2018
Bonnie Stein Kammer went to Chicago for Passover in 2012 and never left. Emergency heart surgery turned her from a holiday houseguest into a permanent resident; she decided she would…

Can Telehealth Improve Care?

September 25, 2017
“When I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1999, I didn’t take it seriously, and I did not change my diet or lifestyle,” says JoAnn Thomas of Memphis…

Helping Men Decide on Prostate Cancer Treatment

June 16, 2017
June 2017—As PCORI-funded studies produce results of interest to patients and those who care for them, we are updating the stories of those projects. You can read the original story…

Preventing Life-Threatening Blood Clots

May 18, 2017
May 2017—As PCORI-funded studies produce results of interest to patients and those who care for them, we are updating the stories of those projects. You can read the original story…

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