Research Announcements

Webinar – New and Community-Based Medical Schools & Practice-Based Research Networks

A Special Webinar

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funded Research and the opportunities for New and Community-Based Medical Schools & Practice-Based Research Networks

Monday, December 3, 2012 – 3:00-4:30 pm ET

 To Register:

(password: pcori)

Ann Bonham, Ph.D., AAMC Chief Scientific Officer
Joe Selby, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Director, PCORI
Martin Dueñas, Director of Contracts Management, PCORI

The perspectives of current PCORI-funded researchers

This special webinar is free and targeted to medical school leaders, research administrators, and potential faculty applicants.
To submit questions before the webinar e-mail PCORI@AAMC.ORG.

Strong Start for Mothers & Newborns – Reducing Early Elective Deliveries

Wednesday, November 28th.

Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns is an initiative to reduce early elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks and to offer enhanced prenatal care to decrease preterm births.

On Wednesday, November 28th, the CMS Innovation Center will be holding a webinar to discuss the importance reducing early elective deliveries has on improving the health of mothers and newborns across the country. Expert speakers will share some best practices on how to reduce early elective deliveries. Individuals representing the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, the March of Dimes, providers and payers will convey examples of successes and how reducing early elective deliveries can be accomplished. We invite all interested providers and payers to attend this event.


Webinar: Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns – Reducing Early Elective Deliveries


Wednesday, November 28, 2012     |     3:00pm – 4:30pm ET


Sign up to register.

Participants are strongly encouraged to use the web link for full access to the presentation. If you are unable to hear via your computer speakers, please dial 1-888-776-9631 and enter code 9100747# when prompted. Please connect to the webinar 10 minutes early to ensure that you are joined into the webinar.

Speakers include:

Erin Smith

Patient Care Models Group

CMS Innovation Center


Hal C. Lawrence, MD

Executive Vice President

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists

 Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP

Senior Vice President & Deputy Medical Director

March of Dimes


Leveraging Mobile Health Solutions for HSR

Webinar 4 – How do I move from idea to evidence?

Following the initial sessions, a questionnaire will be circulated requesting real world examples of data needs that could be solved using mHealth solutions and potential projects from webinar participants. The content of this session will then be built around the participants’ interests to help envision the tools, overcome any potential regulatory hurdles, and outline a data analysis and dissemination plan.

Date: December 3, 2012
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Faculty: Amy Abernethy, MD (Duke)

This series is presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) Program in Collaboration with the Center for Learning Health Care at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.