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Johns Hopkins Medicine Associate Professor Approved for Funding Award of $1 Million - 08/07/2014
Johns Hopkins Medicine Associate Professor Approved for Funding Award of $1 Million
Cynthia Boyd, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has been awarded research funding of about $1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The funding award is one of 33 that PCORI’s board of governors approved last week. The award has been approved pending completion of a business and programmatic review by PCORI staff and issuance of a formal award contract to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Boyd and her study team are to receive the funds for a project titled “Informing Patient-Centered Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions.” The team’s objective is to improve the validity of systematic reviews of patient-centered research for people with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) and to improve the translation of that knowledge and develop guidelines that can better inform patient-centered care for people with MCCs.
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.
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