JASN Editor in Chief Josie Briggs, MD, Appointed Interim Executive Director of PCORI

By ASN Staff

On September 27th, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced the appointment of Josephine P. Briggs, MD, as PCORI’s Interim Executive Director, starting on November 1, 2019. Briggs will lead the organization during its search for a replacement for Joe Selby, MD, MPH, who announced plans to retire as Executive Director by year’s end. She will continue her work as JASN Editor-in-Chief during this time.

“Briggs is a nationally recognized nephrologist and health services researcher who currently serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), the leading journal in the field. She served as Senior Scientific Officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and spent nearly 20 years in various leadership positions at the National Institutes of Health, including Director of the Division of Kidney, Urology and Hematology in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health,” according to the PCORI announcement.

“Her deep research expertise and extensive leadership experience within the research community will be extremely valuable in steering PCORI’s day-to-day activities while we continue the search for an Executive Director to lead the organization in the years ahead,” said PCORI Board of Governors Chairperson Christine Goertz, DC, PhD.

Kidney News Online reached out to Dr. Briggs for comment on her new appointment. "I am very pleased to be asked to take on the challenges of seeing PCORI through the current transitions. PCORI has had an extraordinary impact on how we do clinical research, by bringing the patient concerns front and center, where they belong. And in building the understanding and infrastructure needed to strengthen comparative effectiveness work that starts with the questions most important to patients. We have certainly seen this in nephrology research. My challenge is to help the organization build on its achievements to be ready for another decade of hard work."

Please see the full press release from PCORI for more information.

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On September 27th, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced the appointment of Josephine P. Briggs, MD, as PCORI’s Interim Executive Director, starting on November 1, 2019. Briggs will lead the organization during its search for a replacement for Joe Selby, MD, MPH, who announced plans to retire as Executive Director by year’s end. She will continue her work as JASN Editor-in-Chief during this time.

“Briggs is a nationally recognized nephrologist and health services researcher who currently serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), the leading journal in the field. She served as Senior Scientific Officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and spent nearly 20 years in various leadership positions at the National Institutes of Health, including Director of the Division of Kidney, Urology and Hematology in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health,” according to the PCORI announcement.

“Her deep research expertise and extensive leadership experience within the research community will be extremely valuable in steering PCORI’s day-to-day activities while we continue the search for an Executive Director to lead the organization in the years ahead,” said PCORI Board of Governors Chairperson Christine Goertz, DC, PhD.

Kidney News Online reached out to Dr. Briggs for comment on her new appointment. "I am very pleased to be asked to take on the challenges of seeing PCORI through the current transitions. PCORI has had an extraordinary impact on how we do clinical research, by bringing the patient concerns front and center, where they belong. And in building the understanding and infrastructure needed to strengthen comparative effectiveness work that starts with the questions most important to patients. We have certainly seen this in nephrology research. My challenge is to help the organization build on its achievements to be ready for another decade of hard work."

Please see the full press release from PCORI for more information.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019