The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization located in Washington, DC, was authorized by Congress in 2010. Our mandate is to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make informed health decisions. Specifically, we fund comparative clinical effectiveness research, or CER, as well as support work that will improve the methods used to conduct such studies.

The Center on Aging unites aging-related research, education, and clinical research, education, and clinical programs at the University of Utah. By linking its faculty and programs, the center synergies the growth and progress of interdisciplinary research to help people lead longer and more fulfilling lives, and supports the development of multidisciplinary clinical and training programs.

Alliance Health is an innovative technology company whose mission is to improve health outcomes, lower costs and foster a more consumer-centric healthcare industry. We own and operate the internet's largest group of condition-specific social communities serving over 1.5 million registered members across a broad set of chronic health conditions. Each site leverages social and mobile elements to empower patients and caregivers with connections to supportive peers, personalized information, and relevant products and services. We also offer access to affordable prescription medications, either home-delivered, or through our pharmacy network.

The Department of Surgery at the University of Utah is a nationally ranked academic surgical program that provides high-value patient care, leads in research and innovation, and inspires and educates tomorrow's leaders in surgery. In addition to providing expert, compassionate clinical care, our surgeons are engaged in scientific inquiry across a broad range of areas, including ground-breaking laboratory research, advanced surgical technology and health care system innovations designed to guarantee that all our patients have ready access to personalized, compassionate, high-quality surgical care that consistently responds to their individual needs, preferences and values.

PaTH is a Clinical Data Research Network comprised of Geisinger Health System, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Temple Health System, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, the University of Utah, and University of Utah Health Care.

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