Dr. Yancy joins PCORI
Gene L. Dodaro announced the appointment of 15 members to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), including a member of the Northwestern community, Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc.
WASHINGTON, DC (January 21, 2011) - Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government AccountabilityOffice (GAO), today announced the appointment of 15 members to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), including a member of the Northwestern community: congratulations to Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, Chief, Cardiology and Associate Director, The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
“The Methodology Committee has the responsibility of helping PCORI develop and update methodological standards and guidance for comparative clinical effectiveness research. The men and women named today bring impressive credentials and experience to this important task,” Dodaro said.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act authorized PCORI as a non-profit corporation to assist patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policymakers in making informed health decisions by providing quality, relevant evidence on how best to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor diseases and other health conditions.
The Act directs the Comptroller General to appoint up to 15 members to PCORI’s Methodology Committee. In addition to the 15 members appointed today, the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Director of the National Institutes of Health, or their designees, will also serve on the committee. Click here to learn more about Dr. Yancy