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September 6, 2018

Gwen Darien Appointed to National Research Institute’s Advisory Panel

Gwen Darien will help bring patient voices to guiding institute’s patient-centered research efforts


Washington, DCGwen Darien, executive vice president of patient advocacy, has been appointed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a member of its Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement.


Darien will join other members of the panel in applying her experience and expertise to helping PCORI refine and prioritize the research it funds. She will also ensure that the research PCORI supports centers on the outcomes that matter to patients and other healthcare decision makers.


PCORI is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions.


Darien was selected on the basis of her experience, expertise and ability to contribute to the panel’s mission. Panel members represent a broad range of healthcare stakeholder groups and perspectives, including patients, family caregivers, clinicians, drug and device makers and researchers, among others.


A  three-time cancer survivor, Darien is a nationally recognized patient advocate who has worked in leadership roles in the country’s preeminent nonprofit organizations.


More information about the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement, including its scope of work and a list of all members, is available on the PCORI website: