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

Download NJ PBRN Catalyst Attendee Packet: https://go.rutgers.edu/njpbrnpacket

Download the NJ PBRN Catalyst Slides: Click here

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