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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute appoints nurse as chair of committee

Saturday October 12, 2013
Robin P. Newhouse, RN
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Robin P. Newhouse, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chairwoman of the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been appointed chairwoman of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s methodology committee.

Having served as vice chairwoman of the committee since December 2012, Newhouse takes over the reins from Sherine Gabriel, MD, MSc, dean of the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., who will remain a committee member. Newhouse has been a member of the PCORI since being appointed to it by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in January 2011.

“It is an honor to chair the methodology committee of PCORI,” Newhouse said in a news release. “I’m looking forward to working with my committee colleagues to advance standards for patient-centered outcomes research.”

Newhouse’s research ranges from cluster randomized trials to systematic reviews focusing on quality of care, implementation of evidence-based processes among clinicians and outcomes research in healthcare delivery systems. She is the sole nurse on the committee.

“I am confident that the committee is in good hands with Dr. Newhouse at the helm as she shepherds the team toward the goal of establishing the highest standards for patient-centered outcomes research,” UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in the release. “Dr. Newhouse is a diligent, invaluable member of our faculty and I have no doubt that she will bring the same commitment, passion and energy in leading this committee.”

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


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