Saturday, October 26, 2019

IDRAC 2019: November 1 @ 7 am SLT, The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Mari Kimura, PCORI

Lynne Gauthier, University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is a US government-sponsored organization authorized by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It is funded through a trust fund authorized by the US Congress.

PCORI funds research “that can help patients and those who care for them make better-informed healthcare choices.” Its work “improves healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community.”

At 7 am SLT (Pacific time) on Friday, Nov. 1, Mari Kimura and Lynne Gauthier will present “The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Mission and Successes.” Their presentation will provide an overview of PCORI and how it funds research done differently. They will highlight some of PCORI’s successes in funding research to improve patient-centered outcomes for people with disabilities.

Mari Kimura is a Program Officer in the Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Her portfolio includes studies aimed at addressing health and healthcare disparities in vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities.

Lynne Gauthier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology at The University of Massachusetts Lowell and director of the Neurorecovery and Brain Imaging Laboratory. Her research utilizes new motion capture technology and data analytics to derive personalized insights into motor recovery. Her laboratory has secured 7 years of continuous funding from competitive institutes, including PCORI.

This event will be live-streamed via Virtual Ability Inc.'s YouTube channel:

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