Dr. Nabel was named by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as one of 15 members of the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the new council will help agencies of the federal government coordinate research and guide investments in comparative effectiveness research (CER) and related health services research. The ARRA allocates $1.1 billion to support CER.
The NHLBI has been involved in a number of landmark studies in CER, evaluating prevention, treatment, and technologies that target major cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders, including heart attacks, sudden death, heart failure, high blood pressure, cholesterol, emphysema, and asthma.
For more information on the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research, please read HHS News Release.
To learn more about CER at the NHLBI, read Comparative Effectiveness Research: The View From the NHLBI by Michael Lauer, M.D., Director of the Division of Prevention and Population Science at the NHLBI