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

Research

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

Education

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 

Partnership

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

Upcoming Webcasts

Programmable Bacteria for Cancer
Presented by: Tal Danino, Ph.D, Post-doctoral Fellow, MIT
Sponsored by: The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science and N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm EDT
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Resilient Active Vibrant Elders (RAVE): A Community-Engaged Approach to Designing Health Programming for Urban Elders of Color
Presented by: Linda Sprague Martinez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine, Research Director, Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. (CCHERS)
Sponsored by: N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series, AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667
Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm EDT
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Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE): Utilizing Novel Approaches for Recruitment and PCP Engagement in a Comparative Effectiveness Study
Presented by: M. Diane McKee, MD MS, Network Director, Paul Meissner, MPSH, Network Development, and Claudia Lechuga, MS, Network Coordinator, New York City Research Improvement Networking Group (NYC RING)
Sponsored by: N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Friday, May 9, 2014, 2:00-3:00pm EDT
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Diet Versus Bariatric Surgery In Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Presented by: Ana Emiliano, MD, Instructor in Clinical Investigation, The Rockefeller University
Sponsored by: The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Hosted by: Lutheran Family Health Centers, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, May 20, 6:00-7:30pm EDT
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Research Using EHR And Medicaid Claims Data: Methodological Challenges And Policy-Relevant Analyses
Presented by: Rachel Gold, PhD, MPH; Investigator, OCHIN, Research & Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research
Sponsored by: N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Friday, May 23, 2014, 3:00-4:00pm EDT
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Ending LGBT Invisibility in Health Care: Obtaining Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings
Presented by: Harvey J. Makadon MD, Director, National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Sponsored by: N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Monday, June 23, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm EDT
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