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

Upcoming Webcasts

The 2015 Betrice Renfield Lecture in Research Nursing NextGen Health Care: The Stars are Aligned
Presented by: Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, Dr. P.S. (hon), FAAN, Dean Emerita and Professor of Nursing and Sociology at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Sponsored by: The Beatrice Renfield Foundation and The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:00 pm-7:00PM EST
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Discovering the Microbiome of New York City
Presented by: Christopher Mason, PhD, Principal Investigator at Mason Labs, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics

 and an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medical College

Sponsored by: N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series, (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667) and The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science Patient Centered CER Study
of Home Based Interventions to Preven CA-MRSA Infection Recurrence (CAMP-2) (PCORI, Grant No. CER 1402 10800)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:30 am-12:30PM EST
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A Multi-Level Community Engaged Study Exploring Barriers to Clinical Trials and Cancer
Care Among Black Bostonians

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), Elmer R. Freeman, MSW, Executive Director, Center for Community Health, Chidinma
Osuagwa, B.A.Sc., Research Assistant, CCHERS, Elizabeth Ann Powell, MPH, Program Manager ,
Cancer Care Equity Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD,
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Director,
Hematologic Services, Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Sponsored by: N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series, (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 12:00-1:00PM EST
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Engaging Patients to Inform Community Health Research within a Practice-Based Research Network 
Presented ByKay Dickerson, Lynn Robbins, Kathy Norman, and Nate Warren, OCHIN PBRN
Sponsored By: N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
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