Value Assessment Initiative
The PhRMA Foundation’s Value Assessment Initiative promotes the development of advanced value-assessment so decision makers have better tools to assess high- and low-value care in the U.S. health system. The initiative funds new research and innovative efforts to assess the value of medicines and health care services, improve patient outcomes and reduce inefficiency.
Centers of Excellence in Value Assessment
Gary O. Rankin, PhD, is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. Dr. Rankin received his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and completed postdoctoral training in Pharmacology at the Medical College of Ohio (Toledo, OH). Dr. Rankin, who received a Research Starter Grant from the Foundation in 1979, has had a distinguished career as a scientist, with his research focused primarily on the bioactivation of chemicals (drugs, agricultural agents, industrial intermediates) to metabolites that are toxic to the kidney.
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New Online Resource Tracks Value Assessment Research
A new online resource, the Value Assessment Research Roundup, is now offering readers periodic updates about research being generated by the PhRMA Foundation’s four national Value Assessment Centers of Excellence.
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Congratulations to our Latest Award Recipients!
Over the last year, the PhRMA Foundation has continued to provide millions in funding to the nation’s leading young researchers, while supporting important new other research in areas such as Value Assessment in health care. See a complete list of our latest award recipients here.