MPCRN Event Calendar

Previous Years

5 March: Family Medicine Residency Site Visit, Fort Hood, TX
15-19 March: USAFP Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL
3-4 May: Eglin Regional Research Symposium, Eglin AFB, FL
5-9 May: STFM Annual Spring Conference, Washington, DC
25-26 June: NAPCRG Practice-based Research Network Conference, Bethesda, MD
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The Military Primary Care Research Network (MPCRN) promotes physician inquiry, discovery and improvement to enhance patient care.   Our Leadership Team is based at Uniformed Services Univeristy and we connect medical professionals at the 15 military family medicine residency training sites to promote collaborative scientific inquiry and physician improvement.

MPCRN Motto: Better physicians. Better care.

MPCRN Research Priorities: (Please note, each of our projects must include an educational component).

1. Life Transitions

2. Health Disparities

3. Decision Making and Decision Support.


The two main ways to Participate with the MPCRN are:

1. Investigator-Initiated Original Research.  The MPCRN can provide guidance in study design, statistical analysis and editorial/publishing assistance. Complete our Google Form here.

2. Network Opportunities.  MPCRN facilitates connections to upcoming or ongoing projects that are seeking local Physician Champions. Complete our Google Form here.


MPCRN Leadership Team:  Works within the Department of Family Medicine at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD.  Can be reached at mpcrn@usuhs.edu 

Research Director: Christy Ledford, PhD; christian.ledford@usuhs.edu

Medical Director: Christopher Bunt, MD ; christopher.bunt@usuhs.edu

Clinical Research Coordinator: Lauren Cafferty, MA ; lauren.cafferty.ctr@usuhs.edu