Panel Will Provide Expertise on Trial Selection, Design and Implementation
Washington, D.C. (March 25, 2014) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a call for nominations to fill four open seats on the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
PCORI’s 17-member Methodology Committee is responsible for developing and updating methodological standards and guidance for the conduct of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER). The committee issued the PCORI Methodology Report last year to provide context for the 47 PCORI Methodology Standards, minimal requirements for the conduct of scientifically valid patient-centered CER that the committee endorsed in May 2012.
Members who have resigned are:
- Sherine Gabriel, MD, MSc, (former Chair), Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and William J. and Charles H. Mayo Professor, Mayo Clinic
- Sharon-Lise Normand, PhD, (former Vice-Chair), Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; and Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
- Alfred Berg, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
- John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention; Director, Stanford Prevention Research Center; and Professor of Medicine, Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine
“We greatly appreciate these members’ many contributions to the committee’s initial critical tasks of developing the PCORI Methodology Standards and drafting the PCORI Methodology Report,” said PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby. “We look forward to working with the new members who will be appointed to the committee to help carry this important work forward.”
Per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which authorized PCORI, the Comptroller General of the United States is responsible for appointing up to 15 members to the Methodology Committee. In addition, the directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health, or their designees, also serve on the committee. GAO will accept letters of nomination and resumes submitted via either email or mail by Friday, April 11. Submission information is available on this website.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit 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 health care decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at www.pcori.org.