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CPR Changes Name

CPR now Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

The CPR has changed its name! The new name, the “Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research” (still abbreviated “CPR”), was approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education in November 2012. The Center itself was founded in 2001 (see article on the History of the CPR) and over time its scope has expanded beyond pharmacoeconomics. A major area of research for the CPR is pharmacoepidemiology, which focuses on drug effects (benefits and harms) across populations, and the Center is now nationally known for excellence in this area. Revising the name of the Center appropriately highlights this particular area of emphasis. Accordingly, the mission of the Center was also recently revised and is now “to advance understanding of the impact of pharmacy and health care services, products, and policy by conducting research in pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and patient-centered outcomes; translating and disseminating research; and educating, training, and mentoring researchers.” 


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