Washington, D.C., March 22, 2016--The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors authorized providing $12.5 million for five Patient-Powered Research Network (PPRN) demonstration projects. CTSI investigator, Bowen Chung, MD, MS, an Assistant Professor in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, leads one of five projects awarded. The UCLA-based project will receive $2.5 million to use engagement and education methods to help reduce depression in gay, lesbian, and bisexual populations.

The PPRN awards are the latest issued as part of PCORI's National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, or PCORnet, initiative. PCORnet aims to harness the power of health data and patient partnerships to allow the nation to conduct patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER) more efficiently, with greater power and at lower cost than previously possible.

See the PCORI press release or visit the PCORI website for details of the approved demonstration projects. 

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PPRN project summary for Resiliency Education to Reduce Depression Disparities

Image caption: Bowen Chung, MD, MS

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