Campbell faculty appointed to distribute $22M in research funds

Dr. Miranda van Tilburg, professor of Clinical Research at Campbell University, adjunct Professor of Medicine at UNC and affiliate professor of social work at the University of Washington, was recently appointed as a reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

PCORI is part of the National Institute of Health (NIH) and focuses on finding effective therapies that help narrow down which treatment or solution might be best in a given situation.

Similar to the NIH, people apply to PCORI for research-based grants. Appointed review panels then review grant applications and choose a recipient. These panels are sometimes formed to review specific applications based on a reviewer’s area of expertise.

Dr. van Tilburg was nominated as a scientist reviewer for the inaugural Phased Large Awards in Comparative Effectiveness Research review panel. Her appointment came from someone within NIH, and the position will last until the large-scale funds ($22 million) have been diminished.

van Tilburg is originally from the Netherlands. She has a Master’s in Economic Psychology, a PhD in Health Psychology, and she completed her postdoc at Duke University. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she spends time conducting research, acting as a reviewer and sitting on the editorial board for multiple journals, and acting as chair and co-chair of various internal and external committees.

Dr. van Tilburg said she is looking forward to reviewing proposals for PCORI.

Campbell has access to great faculty, resources and research opportunities just like large schools do,” she said.