SIU Med School Physician Named to National Research Advisory Panel


April 18, 2013


SIU Med School Physician Named to National Research Advisory Panel 

A physician at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield has been appointed to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) advisory panel.

Dr. Tiffany Leung, assistant professor of internal medicine at SIU and member of SIU HealthCare, the medical school’s practice group, will serve on PCORI’s newly established multi-stakeholder advisory panel on improving healthcare systems.

The panel will identify and prioritize critical research questions for possible funding initiatives under PCORI’s Improving Healthcare Systems research program and provide ongoing feedback and advice on evaluating and disseminating the research conducted under this program. The 21-member panel represents different sectors across the health care community, including researchers, clinicians, patients, caregivers, insurers, employers, policymakers, and industry. Leung will participate in the advisory panel representing clinicians.

Leung is one of 84 individuals selected to serve on four advisory panels. PCORI received applications from 1,021 individuals for panel membership.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at

Leung joined the SIU faculty in 2011. She completed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (NU) in Chicago (2011).  Leung earned her medical degree combined with a master’s in public health from NU’s Feinberg School of Medicine (2008) and her bachelor’s from NU’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2004). She is board certified in internal medicine.

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