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Partners in the PATIENTS program are making headlines in the state of Maryland and beyond.

SOP's Mullins Receives MLK Diversity Award for PATIENTS

Published on: January 17, 2017
Award celebrates program's efforts to support diversity and inclusiveness in clinical studies.

Join the PATIENTS Program for Me & Pops: A Community Engagement Event

Published on: August 18, 2016
Interactive and fun-filled day will provide fathers and sons with information and hands-on practical advice for achieving a life of excellence.

PATIENTS Partner Organization Awarded PCORI Contract

Published on: August 16, 2016
Senior Companion Program Advisory Council receives $15,000 to fund new project titled "Seniors Helping Seniors Manage Diseases and Live Independently."

UMB Marks 2016 National Night Out

Published on: August 9, 2016
Representatives from the PATIENTS Program shared resources during outreach event at Mondawmin Mall.

PATIENTS Day Celebrates University's Efforts to Engage Patients in Research

Published on: June 3, 2016
Day-long learning session and health fair educated members of the local community about ongoing projects in the field of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).

SOP's Annual Pumpian Lecture Puts Patients First in Health Care Research

Published on: April 13, 2016
Keynote speaker Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall addresses the importance of engaging patients as partners in health care and research to better understand their needs and the outcomes most important to them.

SOP's Mullins Appointed to Big Data For Patients Steering Committee

Published on: January 14, 2016
Committee will guide new program designed to provide specialized training for patients and advocates on the emerging field of data science

SOP's Leading Patient-Centered Outcomes Researcher Awarded $1.2 Million Contract

Published on: December 10, 2015
Contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will support a project to inform best practices for giving patients a voice in research.

School of Pharmacy Hosts UMB's First CER-PCOR Summer Institute

Published on: September 17, 2015
Week-long workshop featured presentations, panel discussions, and other activities designed to broaden participants’ knowledge of comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research.

SOP & NORD Receive PCORI Award to Create Patient-Centered Training Program

Published on: July 16, 2015
Pharmaceutical health services researchers, in collaboration with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), will design, implement, and evaluate an educational program for NORD members.

A Caregiver's Story: Jacqueline W. Tells Caregivers How to Care for Themselves

Published on: May 12, 2015
A few years ago I left the corporate world and decided to take a different path. I had been practicing yoga for several years and always thought about how rewarding it would be to teach. I was so busy changing my life that I didn’t notice that my parents were getting older. Last year my dad had a stroke and now he is living in a nursing home. Our roles have changed and now I am one of his caregivers.

Paper Calls for Patient-Centered Approaches to MTM for Medicaid Patients

Published on: March 4, 2015
Findings published in AJMC show higher rates of hospitalization in heart failure patients on Medicaid; authors advocate for pharmacists’ involvement in managing medications

Publication Examines Patient-Focused Drug Development Efforts

Published on: February 27, 2015
Paper from Eleanor Perfetto, PhD, reviews current PFDD activities and offers suggestions for incorporating patient input into drug development.

PATIENTS Site Visit Brings PCOR Experts and Community Partners Together

Published on: January 30, 2015
On Jan. 12, 2015, some of the brightest minds in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) braved icy weather in Baltimore to attend the second site visit of the PATIENTS Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

UMB Launches Center of Excellence to Advance Patient-Centered Research

Published on: January 20, 2015
Dr. Eleanor Perfetto to lead new center designed to expand and improve training in comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research.

The PATIENTS Program Shares Health Tips on the Marc Steiner Show

Published on: January 8, 2015
C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, joined trainer and fitness activist Chauncey Whitehead on the Marc Steiner show.

Mullins Spotlights PATIENTS Program, PCOR During Founders Week Lecture

Published on: November 3, 2014
Delivered with Dr. Robin Newhouse, presentation emphasized listening to patients and caregivers’ voices across all stages of research.

Stakeholder Meeting Spotlights PATIENTS Program's Achievements and Future

Published on: October 29, 2014
Members of the program’s internal and external steering committees gather at the School of Pharmacy to discuss progress, share experiences, and begin shaping the next phase of this groundbreaking initiative.

SOP’s Mullins Named One of UMB’s Researchers of the Year

Published on: October 7, 2014
Recognition comes as part of University’s annual Founders Week, which pays tribute to the institution’s more than 200-year history and celebrates the achievements and successes of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

PATIENTS Program Partners Share Experiences, Ideas at Inaugural Site Visit

Published on: September 19, 2014
Members travel to PatientsLikeMe headquarters for in-depth look at the organization’s services and to share guidance on future research and collaborations.

PATIENTS Program Engages Community Members at Local Health Fair

Published on: March 31, 2014
Program staff partnered with Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church to offer screenings and counseling for individuals affected by high blood pressure, diabetes, and HIV.

PATIENTS Program Participates in Monthly Community Health Walk at Druid Hill Park

Published on: March 27, 2014
Video offers highlights from event and interviews with several participants.

New Study Suggests Patient-Centered Design Improves Clinical Trial Participation

Published on: May 12, 2014
Researchers advocate involving patients as active, engaged stakeholders in the design and implementation of clinical trials.

PHSR Seminar Shows Real Applications for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Published on: March 11, 2014
Representatives from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) speak with graduate students about the excitement and challenges surrounding this emerging field of research.

SOP Researcher Receives Nearly $1 Million Funding Award from PCORI

Published on: January 15, 2014
Funding will support Dr. Susan dosReis’ research to examine methods of helping caregivers of children with developmental disabilities and a co-existing psychiatric illness make informed health care decisions.

Factors that Cause Different Treatment Responses Are Not Well Understood

Published on: November 5, 2013
NPC/SOP Study Published in Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research Looks at Stage IV Prostate Cancer.

SOP Launches Groundbreaking Program to Engage Patients in Health Research

Published on: September 30, 2013
New program emphasizes patient-centered outcomes research to build and sustain relationships among patients, providers, and researchers.

PHSR Professor Awarded University System's Wilson H. Elkins Professorship

Published on: September 16, 2013
C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, will use award to expand his work in patient-centered outcomes and health disparities research in west Baltimore.

PCORI Chief Says Patient-Centered Health Decisions Becoming More Prevalent

Published on: April 2, 2013
The new institute helps patients, caregivers, and clinicians make better-informed health care decisions, says School of Pharmacy’s Pumpian lecturer.

Report from SOP Tells How to Include Hard to Reach Patients

Published on: June 27, 2012
Daniel Mullins, PhD, led an interprofessional team from pharmacy, medicine, and nursing, collaborating with community groups, to reach potential patients.

SOP to Lead Research Effort to Find Methods Engaging Hard-to-Reach Patients

Published on: January 30, 2012
A new Congressionally established research institute has asked the University of Maryland to help find ways to include hard-to-reach patients in research design and implementation.