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WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a call for nominations to fill seats on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors.

Specifically, the GAO is accepting nominations in the following categories:

  • a surgeon,
  • a state-licensed integrative health care practitioner,
  • a representative of patients and health care consumers,
  • a representative of device manufacturers or developers,
  • a representative of pharmaceutical manufacturers or developers, and
  • a representative of private payers who represents health insurance issuers.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which authorized the establishment of PCORI, gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing members of PCORI’s Board. Per the law, PCORI Board members represent a wide range of healthcare stakeholders. In addition to the up to 21 appointed members, members of the Board include the Directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health, or their designees. Board members’ terms are staggered.

The GAO will accept letters of nomination and resumes sent via email to [email protected] no later than May 10, 2022, to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees.

More information is available in a notice posted in the Federal Register.


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.

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