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Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNPBC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean of academic affairs, spoke at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 19. The annual meeting, titled “Changing the Conversation about Health Research,” was held in National Harbor, Md. Barksdale delivered the welcome, opening remarks and introduction of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for the session “A New Vision for Health Research: Finding Common Ground among Stakeholders.”

Barksdale was recently reappointed as chair of PCORI’s Engagement, Dissemination, and Implementation committee (EDIC) for a two-year term. Barksdale is one of only two non-physicians leading a committee.

PCORI funds research projects designed to improve patient care and outcomes through patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research.


Dr. Debra Barksdale with Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

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