• 4th Annual IFH Catalyst Symposium
    Introducing the New Jersey Practice-Based Research Network

    June 3-4, 2021 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

    Virtual Event

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    The New Jersey Practice-Based Research Network is a new initiative to increase the presence of New Jersey clinical practices in academic research. Join us to mark the launch of the network, bringing together clinicians, researchers, and leaders across the country.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the value of practice-based research
    • Identify opportunities for practice-based research in NJ

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    4th Annual IFH Catalyst Symposium


    DAY 1 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

    Thursday, June 3, 2021

    Welcome | 10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

    • XinQi Dong, MD MPH
      Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research & Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of Population Health Sciences

    Keynote: Role of ambulatory care practices in improving quality and access in the NJ healthcare eco-system | 10:10 AM – 10:35 AM

    • Shereef Elnahal, MD MBA
      President & CEO of University Hospital Newark & former Commissioner of the NJ Department of Health

    Keynote: Clinical alignment of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick and RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group – New opportunities for practice-based research | 10:35 AM – 11:00 AM

    • Andy Anderson, MD
      President & CEO, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group


    Panel: The value of practice-based research networks | 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

    • Robert McNeillis, MPH PA
      Senior Advisor for Primary Care, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    • Jonathan Tobin, PhD
      President/CEO, Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (New York)
    • John Heintzman, MD MPH
      Affiliate Investigator, OCHIN (Oregon)
    • Fred D. Rachman, MD
      Chief Executive Officer, AllianceChicago (Illinois)

    Presentations: Highlights of practice-based research | 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

    • Steven Peskin, MD MBA FACP
      Executive Medical Director of Population Health at Horizon BCBS
    • DeAnna Minus-Vincent, MPA
      Senior Vice President, Chief Social Integration & Health Equity Strategist


    Day 1 wrap up | 12:50 PM – 1:00 PM


    DAY 2 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

    Friday, June 4, 2021

    Welcome | 10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

    • Ann M. Nguyen, PhD MPH
      Director, NJ Practice-Based Research Network
    • Rey A. Panettieri, Jr, MD
      Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science & Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science, Rutgers University

    Keynote: Opportunities and promise for practice-based research | 10:10 AM – 10:35 AM

    • Richard Baron, MD
      President & CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation

    Keynote: Value of PBRNs for addressing social determinants of health| 10:35 AM – 11:00 AM

    • Alonzo L. Plough, PhD MA MPH
      VP, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Presentations: Highlights of practice-based research | 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

    • Jennifer D’Angelo & Melissa Denino
      New Jersey Innovation Institute
    • Elissa Kozlov, PhD
      Core Faculty at the Institute for Health, Health Policy and Aging Research
      Instructor in the Rutgers School of Public Health

    Panel: How can practice-based research advance post-pandemic population health in New Jersey | 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

    • Mary O’Dowd, MPH
      Executive Director of Health Systems and Population Health Integration, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences & former Commissioner of the NJ Department of Health
    • Yannai Kranzler, PhD
      Director of Population Health, NJ Department of Health
    • Kemi Alli, MD
      CEO, Henry J. Austin Health Center


    Day 2 wrap up | 12:50 PM – 1:00 PM