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Published in This Week on September 23, 2013

USGAC selects Norquist for PCORI board chair

Norquist_Grayson 13Dr.  Grayson Norquist, professor and chair of psychiatry, was named chair of the Patient-centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on Sept 19.    

The appointment becomes effective Sept. 23. Norquist has been a member of PCORI's board since it was first appointed by the GAO in 2010.

"Gray has dedicated his career to researching and improving health care for society's most vulnerable populations," said Dr. Joe Selby, PCORI executive director. "The board, and the communities they represent, will be well served by his leadership in engaging patients and stakeholders and commitment to funding rigorous research."

Norquist's research focuses on the use of telemedicine to reduce disparities in mental health treatment for those living in the Mississippi Delta and to improve the quality of care they receive at local community health centers.

The PCORI is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress that funds research that provides patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better health-care decisions.

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