Translating Research into Practice

Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN) is a not-for-profit clinician membership organization, practice-based research network (PBRN), and clinician training organization, founded to provide peer-initiated activities for clinicians practicing in low income, minority, and other underserved communities. CDN’s overall goal is to translate clinical research into clinical practice for the enhancement of health equity and improvement of public health. MORE


CDN was designated a “Best Practice” Clinical Research Network by the NIH (2006).

We accelerate research translation. CDN has over 25 years of experience developing, conducting, implementing and evaluating practice-based research with Community Health Centers and other safety-net practices. MORE


CDN is an AHRQ designated Center of Excellence for Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning (2012).

We provide peer support through training and education that integrates online and on-site didactic and experiential learning. Collaborate with us to meet your training needs. MORE


CDN has an extensive network of multidisciplinary researchers, clinicians, clinical leaders and policy-makers.

We conduct research and educational activities in partnership with government, academic, not-for-profit, and for profit organizations. Our national network represents an enormous resource for change. MORE



CDN has extensive experience disseminating research and training programs to our extensive network of multidisciplinary researchers, clinicians, clinical leaders and policy-makers.

We provide dissemination services through webcasts for public health and clinical research projects. MORE


Upcoming Webcasts


Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families: The Medication Management Strategy
Speaker: Kelly M. Smith, PhD 
Research Director for Quality and Safety, MedStar Health Research Institute
A live webcast Sponsored by: MedStar Health Research Institute, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ, Grant No. HHSP233201500022I) and Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 ~ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST 
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Session III – Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention
Speaker: Viraj V. Patel, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
A live webcast Sponsored by: Cicatelli Associates Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-1), Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 ~ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST 
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2017 Beatrice Renfield Lecture: Clinical Research Nursing and Nursing Science, A Perfect Partnership
Speaker: Gwenyth R. Wallen, PhD, RN
Chief Nurse (Acting), Deputy Chief Nurse Officer, Research and Practice Development, Chief, Nursing Research and Translational Science, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
A live webcast Sponsored by: The Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing, The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science, The N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1P30-HS-021667), and Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 ~ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST 
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For dissemination material from previous trainings and projects.