Rachel Werner Wins AFMR Outstanding Investigator Award
CHERP Core Investigator Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, has won the 2013 American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR) Outstanding Investigator Award.
The honor annually singles out a person age 45 or younger judged to be the most outstanding medical scientist in any field.
The award will be presented at the joint Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and AFMR Translational Science 2013 meeting in Washington, D.C., in April.
Dr. Werner, who is Core Investigator with the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), Attending Physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, was cited for her intellectual and scientific independence and the innovative insight and significant impact of her work in clinical and translational science.
May 15: PCORI Funding Cycle Now Open
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funding cycle I has now opened. Application form and information.
There is one PFA for each of their five national priorities, including Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Improving Healthcare Systems; Communication and Dissemination Research and Addressing Disparities. The announcements include revised review criteria and introduce a specific criterion for patient and stakeholder engagement. Letters of intent (LOI) for this latest funding cycle are due June 15.
The VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) a VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN). Our mission is to promote equity and quality in health and health care among veterans and other populations.
Michael Fine, M.D., M.Sc., (Principal Investigator)
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and the University of Pittsburgh
Said Ibrahim, M.D., M.P.H., (Co-Principal Investigator)
Philadelphia VA Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania.
The CHERP COIN Steering Committee is chaired by David Macpherson, MD, MPH, VISN4 Chief Medical Officer.