Yesterday, the PhRMA Foundation
announced that it awarded grants to the University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University to develop a graduate-level comparative effectiveness research program, formally known as the PhRMA Foundation Center of Excellence for a Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Educational Program.
As part of the grant, the two universities will have to collaborate with one another and develop curricular programs for students to gain the knowledge and skills to interpret and use research results to help improve health outcomes. The grant, which will be awarded annually to educational institutions in the U.S., will support efforts already underway by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
by providing tools for researchers and practitioners to advance CER studies. By doing this, the Foundation continues its legacy
of support not just for research, but also for overall patient care.