HHS announced the members of the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research, a 15-member group authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to coordinate research and guide investments in comparative effectiveness.
Council to coordinate research, guide investments
Comparative-effectiveness research provides information on the relative strengths and weaknesses of various medical interventions. The stimulus act allocated $1.1 billion for comparative-effectiveness research, and the council will host open meetings and a public listening session on April 14 to keep deliberations and recommendations public, according to HHS. The group is also required by law to submit to Congress and the president an initial report describing current federal activities on comparative-effectiveness research, as well as recommendations for research conducted and supported by funding from the act by no later than June 30. By July 30, it must submit a plan that outlines priorities in research spending.
The council is composed of the following members:
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