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Member News- HackensackUMC
May 8th, 2015

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Yukiko Kimura, M.D., chief of Pediatric Rheumatology at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and her team have been awarded $2.8 million in funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study treatment strategies for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The study is one of just 46 proposals that PCORI approved for funding to advance the field of comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) and provide patients, healthcare providers, and other clinical decision makers with information that will help them make better-informed choices. “I want to congratulate Dr. Yukiko Kimura and her entire team,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “They are to be commended for their dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality care for patients with juvenile arthritis, as well as the innovative research they are doing to promote better outcomes for these children.” PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund comparative clinical effectiveness research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health and healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.

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