Today, Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), announced the appointment of the following 15 individuals to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
GAO Announces Members of the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
GAO Announces Appointments to New Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors
Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), announced the appointment of 19 members to the Board of Governors for the new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI or the Institute). The Institute was created by the Affordable Care Act to set comparative effectiveness research priorities, establish research methods, and communicate research results to the public.
The PCORI Board appointed today includes three patient and consumer representatives. One of those representatives is Ellen Sigal, PhD, Chairperson and founder of Friends of Cancer Research, a cancer research think tank and advocacy organization. Ms. Sigal’s term on the Board will expire in September 2016.
The Colorectal Cancer Coalition is a member of Friends of Cancer Research and congratulates Ms. Sigal on her appointment. Nancy Roach, founder and Colorectal Cancer Coalition Board Chair released a statement congratulating Ms. Sigal on her appointment:
“Ellen’s engagement in both the policy and science of research make her an excellent choice. The Colorectal Cancer Coalition looks forward to working with the Board in advancing comparative effectiveness research for the benefit of patients.”