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


Living with Face Blindness

Speaker: Christina Pressl, MDInstructor of Clinical Investigation, The Rockefeller University, Winrich Freiwald, PhDAssociate Professor and Head, Laboratory of Neural Systems, The Rockefeller University,  Brad Duchaine, PhDProfessor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Joe DeGutis, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Heather Sellers, PhDAuthor, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face Blindness, and Forgiveness, Professor, Department of English, University of South Florida
Sponsored By: The Rockefeller University, Center for Translational Science
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 ~ 5:30 PM – 8:15 PM EST 
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STD Topics, A View from NYC

SpeakerAnna Huang, MD
Clinician Educator & Physician, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of STD Control & Prevention
Sponsored By: Clinical Directors Network, Inc (CDN) and the N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1P30-HS-021667)
Thursday, December 15, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST 
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Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families: The Teach-Back 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, December 21, 2016 ~ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST 


Session I – Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention: Linkage and Retention in HIV Care for Injecting Drug Users 
Speaker: Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, Yale School 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)
Thursday, January 12, 2017 ~ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST 


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