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ORAU wins $6.5 million contract from Pennsylvania Department of Health

Five-year contract includes managing peer and performance reviews

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 1, 2013
FY13-25

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU won a five-year, $6.5 million contract from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health to manage peer and performance reviews.

As part of this contract, ORAU will assist the Department of Health in meeting its mission to fund Pennsylvania research organizations to conduct biomedical, clinical and health services research projects using peer review as part of the grant selection process and performance reviews to assess ongoing and completed grants.

“ORAU taps experts from our network of more than 100 major research institutions to participate in peer and performance reviews, and we utilize a proven process that provides independent reviews with the highest level of integrity and efficiency possible, eliminating conflicts of interest,” said ORAU President and CEO Andy Page. “ORAU’s reputation as an outstanding federal contractor has set the stage for ORAU to continue to branch out into the state, local and private-sector for new projects; this work for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a perfect example of how we are expanding our work.”

For more information on working with ORAU, please visit: http://www.orau.org/working-with-orau/

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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