PCRF Board Member Nominations Announcement

The People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF) seeks nominations for additional members of its Board of Directors. PCRF is the Central Office for PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCRF was formed by PCORnet Network partners as an independent, non- profit organization to sustain PCORnet.

PCORnet offers the capacity to conduct transformative and high-impact clinical research with its unique combination of real-world data, research capabilities, patient partnerships, and broad array of health services researchers.

PCRF’s Board of Directors seeks additional members from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences affiliated with current PCORnet Network Members. PCRF’s bylaws indicate that members should have significant paid or voluntary experience in the following sectors or areas of background: patients/research participants; community members; healthcare clinicians; researchers; health systems administrators; health plan administrators; and, sponsors of research from both the public and private sectors. The current Board has broad expertise across government and industry, and 25% are from the patient community. The Board Chair is Rob Califf, MD. PCRF’s Directors serve three-year terms, volunteer their time, and adhere to strict conflict of interest requirements.

Board members have fiduciary responsibility for PCRF, and conduct their work through regular meetings and through Board Committees, including an Executive Committee and an Audit Committee. Board members take an enterprise-wide perspective rather than representing a constituency or sector and help ensure that PCRF, and PCORnet, have the greatest chance of being sustainable. The Board meets 6-12 times per year, depending on circumstances, with one or two of those meetings in-person and the balance being via conference call.

At this time, PCRF’s Board is adding members from among those already within the PCORnet community through affiliation with one of its 9 Clinical Research Networks, 2 Health Plan Research Networks, 3 Coordinating Centers, or one of its 70 Network partners.

The Board is accepting nominations and self-nominations, all of which should include a Letter of Interest from the nominee of no more than one page from the nominee and a CV. Nominations are being accepted through November 15, 2019 at info@pcrfoundation.org.

Questions about nominations or Board membership can be directed to Richard Bankowitz, Chair, Nominating Committee at Richard.bankowitz@prudentia.partners.