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Institute appoints UMSON professor vice chair of Methodology Committee

Monday February 25, 2013
Robin Newhouse, RN
Robin Newhouse, RN
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The University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore announced that Robin P. Newhouse, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, has been appointed vice chair of the Methodology Committee for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, according to a news release.

Newhouse has been a member of the PCORI since it was formed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in January 2011. According to the release, her research includes cluster randomized trials and systematic reviews focusing on quality of care, implementation of evidence-based processes among clinicians and outcomes research in healthcare delivery systems.

"PCORI has an unprecedented opportunity to transform the way we approach research and make evidence more reliable and responsive to patientís needs," Newhouse said in the release. "I am honored to be involved with an organization that presents such potential, and I am eager to continue working toward our goal of establishing the highest standards for patient-centered research."

The PCORI, a nonprofit corporation authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, assists patients, clinicians, purchasers and policymakers in making informed health decisions. According to the release, PCORI helps influence these decisions by providing quality, relevant evidence on how best to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor diseases and other health conditions.