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Welcome from Executive Director

Welcome to the Meyers Primary Care Institute, a joint endeavor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group, and Fallon Health.

Founded in 1996, the Meyers Primary Care Institute has a long history of focusing on the most important health-related issues that face our nation.  The Institute places a special emphasis on research that can lead to improvements in the health and healthcare of patients, populations, and communities.

We are proud to participate in many national multi-site consortia and networks that provide us the unique opportunity to extend our research efforts even further.  These collaborations have included the Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN), the Cancer Research Network funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Cardiovascular Research Network funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the HCSRN-OAICs AGING Initiative, FDA’s Sentinel initiative, and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

From an educational perspective, Meyers Primary Care Institute faculty members participate in the training of medical students, residents, graduate students, and practicing physicians.  Many of our efforts are focused on promoting primary care medicine, which is ever more crucial as national healthcare reform efforts proceed.  We are also excited about new opportunities that focus on educating healthcare professionals across different disciplines to work together to provide the best care to patients, especially those with multiple chronic conditions.

The Meyers Primary Care Institute is well positioned for ongoing success, as we prepare for future challenges in an increasingly complex, and ever-evolving research, educational, and healthcare delivery environment.

I encourage you to spend some time exploring our work, and to connect with us.

Best wishes,

Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD 
Executive Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
The Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School