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GIM’s Dr. Claire Snyder Awarded PCORI Grant

Dr. SnyderAssociate Professor Claire Snyder, PhD, has accomplished yet another GIM first! After having secured GIM’s first American Cancer Society grant and first National Cancer Institute grant, she has now been awarded the first grant in GIM from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. Snyder’s research project titled “Presenting Patient-Reported Outcomes Data to Improve Patient and Clinician Understanding and Use” is one of only six projects funded nationwide in the category of Communication and Dissemination Research. The project is part of a portfolio of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research that addresses PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda.

“Today marks a major milestone in our work as we build a portfolio of comparative clinical effectiveness research that will provide patients and those who care for them better information about the health care decisions they face,” said PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, MD, MPH. “These research projects reflect PCORI’s patient-centered research agenda, emphasizing the inclusion of patients and caregivers at all stages of the research.”

PCORI is committing $40.7 million in funding for a slate of 25 projects, which were approved by PCORI’s Board of Governors following a competitive, multi-stage review process involving scientists, patients, caregivers and other stakeholders. Proposals were evaluated on the basis of scientific merit, engagement of patients and stakeholders, methodological rigor and fit within PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda

The awards were part of PCORI’s first cycle of primary research funding and selected from among nearly 500 completed applications submitted earlier this year. All proposals were approved pending a business and programmatic review by PCORI staff and completion of a formal award contract.

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Snyder on achieving another GIM research first!