Hammond, Curtis and Richesson Named to PCORnet Task Forces

 

 

W. Ed Hammond, PhD and Lesley H. Curtis, PhD have been selected along with Jeff Brown, PhD from Harvard to lead the Data Standards, Security, and Network Infrastructure task force for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network developed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to “create a large, highly representative, national network for conducting clinical outcomes research.” The Data Standards, Security, and Network Infrastructure task force was established “to create the PCORI Distributed Research Network, a functional distributed research network that facilitates multi-site patient-centered research across the CDRNs, PPRNs, and other interested contributors.”

Rachel Richesson, PhD, together with Duke’s medical genetics chief Priya Kishnani, MD will lead the Rare Diseases task force. Its purpose is to “support CDRNs and PPRNs in identifying populations, developing research priorities, designing, and implementing studies for rare diseases.”