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 Academy Health

Presentations: Making the Most of Research Resources for HSR Series

Webinars: The GRACE Principles: Comparative Effectiveness and HSR, Perspectives on the Methods of RCT's and Comparative Effectiveness Research

Publications: Incorporating Costs into Comparative Effectiveness Research

 Tufts CTSI: Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Survey Course:

Nationally renowned CER experts describe the current state of CER, define CER tools and explain CER methodologies in a series of 15 captivating 2-hour lectures available on Tufts CTSI's interactive education website, I LEARN.

CME credits for the CER Survey Course are available at no charge from Tufts.

 Institute for Translational Health Sciences

Comparative Effectiveness Research Training

Video and print materials supported by ITHS as part of a University of Washington
partnership are available to the public. Topics include: engaging communities in CER,
economic evaluation, observational studies and clinical trials, meta-analysis, and two
keynote speaker sessions.

Email registration is required to access this material.

 Clinical and Translational Science Awards

Report from the Congressional Budget Office in 2007: Research on the Comparative Effectiveness of Medical Treatments

 "Dr. Jodi Segal, MD, MPH, from Johns Hopkins University has developed this short informative video that defines comparative effectiveness research (CER), describes the history of CER, and explains the connection between CER and patient centered outcomes research." Presented by the Comparative Effectiveness Research Key Function Committee (CER KFC). 




Avorn, J. & Fischer, M. (2010). ‘Bench to behavior’: translating comparative effectiveness research into improved clinical practice. Health Aff (Millwood). 29(10).1891-900.

Lohr, K.N. (2010). Comparative effectiveness research methods: symposium overview and summary. Med Care. 48(6 Suppl), S3-6.

McGhan, W.F., Al, M., Doshi, J.A., et al. (2009). The ISPOR Good Practices for Quality Improvement of Cost-Effectiveness Research Task Force Report. Value Health. 12(8), 1086 – 1099.

National Research Council. Initial National Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research . Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.

Sox, H.C. (2010). Defining comparative effectiveness research: the importance of getting it right. Med Care. 48(6 Suppl), S7-8.

From the National Pharmaceutical Council: Demystifying Comparative Effectiveness Research: A Case Study Learning Guide. (Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD; Sylvia L. Kindermann, MPH). Published November 2009

From the Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum: Getting Answers We Can Believe In: Methodological Considerations When Using Electronic Clinical Data for CER and PCOR. Published December 2012.

From AHRQ Effective Health Care Program: Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide



 Participate in PCORI Priority Setting for Research Topics
 Registration due October 5, 2012 | Register here

PCORI is pleased to announce an opportunity for patients and stakeholders to help PCORI review and test its process for prioritizing specific research topics in a pilot exercise. This will involve ranking suggested research questions using PCORI-specific criteria. In the future, after the process is approved and implemented, prioritized lists will be presented to PCORI’s Board of Governors, who will make the final selection of topics. For this pilot, please note that the results of the ranking exercises will not be presented to the Board of Governors for selection.

 Funding Opportunities

Posted 12/13/2012:

 AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)

"The award may be used by candidates with different levels of prior research training and at different stages in their career development.  For example, a candidate with limited experience in health services research may use an award to support a career development experience that includes a designated period of didactic training followed by a period of closely supervised research experience. A candidate with previous health services research experience and training may not require extensive additional didactic preparation, and may use an award to support a career development experience that focuses on an intensive, supervised research experience."

       Applications being accepted through February 13, 2013 | More information available here

Posted 9/24/2012

The Ohio State University researcher obtains PCORI funding
Congratulations to Lynne Gauthier, PhD for being awarded PCROI funding for her project "A Low-Cost Virtual Reality Gaming Platform for Neurorehabilitation of Hemiparesis"." The list of awardees is available here.