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Want to incorporate community engagement in health research? Check out this short video to learn how in the PATIENTS Professors Academy!

The PATIENTS Program envisions a world in which patients and stakeholders are heard, inspired, and empowered to co-develop patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).

Red clipart male figure linked to circular molecules to form a molecule man.The PATIENTS Program is an interdisciplinary research team of community partners and researchers housed at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy that works to change the way we think about research by creating a path for health equity in West Baltimore.

The goal of health equity research is to eliminate the inequities (social and economic factors) faced by underserved populations. Our priority is to engage underserved populations in research to improve the wellbeing of people and communities.

Our Mission: The PATIENTS Program partners with patients and care providers to answer questions about the best treatment options to improve health and quality of life.

We engage people from all communities, especially those from underserved and minority populations, in every step of the patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) process. Through our collective efforts, we create an effective learning health care community.

  • We listen to our patients’ voices so that we ask relevant and meaningful questions.
  • We align research priorities with the values of patients and communities.
  • We transform research to make it more relevant and patient-centered.
  • We train patients, stakeholders, and researchers to become co-developers of PCOR.
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UMB and JHU Collaborate on Coveted Grant

Five-year, $9 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) supports a nationwide network of top-tier medical research institutions that work together to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

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Examining Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention in Aging Research

Grant awarded to The PATIENTS Program by the National Institute on Aging aims to reduce health disparities faced by diverse groups of older adults and address barriers elderly residents experience in participating in health research.

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The PATIENTS Program: Revolutionizing Research One Patient at a Time

This three-minute video features interviews with The PATIENTS Program's leadership, team members, and other stakeholders that explain how The PATIENTS Program continues to transform research across West Baltimore and beyond.