AAPA is seeking to nominate and place PAs on four advisory panels with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as the agency continues to engage stakeholders across the healthcare community in their ongoing work. PCORI is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their healthcare providers make more informed decisions.
Please contact Marie-Michèle Léger, MPH, PA-C, AAPA senior director of clinical and health affairs, by Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 if you are interested in applying and being nominated by AAPA for a position on one of the following PCORI Advisory Panels:
- Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities
- Advisory Panel on Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options
- Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems
- Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement
Each Advisory Panel will play a central role in identifying and prioritizing specific research questions for eventual funding. They will assist PCORI staff, the Board of Governors and the Methodology Committee in modeling full and meaningful patient and stakeholder engagement efforts, in providing overall and specific scientific or technical expertise, as well as offering input on other questions that may arise relevant to PCORI’s mission and work. FAQs on the charters for each panel, including the size of the panel and scope of work for panelists, are available on the PCORI website.
Panelist selection will be based on a prospective panelist’s experience, background and ability to contribute to the scope of work described in the charter of the advisory panel.
Panelists must be willing and able to travel to Washington, D.C., no more than four times during the course of their one-year term of service (renewable for a second one-year term) to attend advisory panel sessions one to two days in duration. Panelists also will need to dedicate several hours to reading background materials and completing online ranking exercises prior to these meetings. Advisory committee members who are not full-time federal employees are eligible for compensation, not to exceed $1,500 annually for each member, in addition to travel expenses.
The online application for these PCORI advisory committees requires:
- A personal statement (of no more than 500 words) describing an applicant’s reasons for applying to serve on one of PCORI’s Advisory Panels
- An applicant’s curriculum vitae, resume or a list of relevant experience
- Responses to required questions in the online application
Should you be interested applying and being nominated by AAPA, or if you would like further information about the PCORI Advisory Panels, please contact Marie-Michèle Léger, MPH, PA-C, AAPA senior director of clinical and health affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 571-319-4376 by Tuesday, Feb. 26.