Education and Training 

Outcomes and Health Services Research Works-in-Progress Seminar

A campus-wide, twice-monthly meeting for faculty and trainees, the Works-in-Progress (WIP) seminar is an interactive, problem-solving lunch session where individuals present “works-that-need progress” such as getting feedback on: preliminary data, draft tables and figures, abstract submissions/presentations, proposed specific aims for grants, and challenging analytic issues.

Outcomes and Health Services Research Course

This course covers the methods used in outcomes and health services research such as research design, theory, measurement, methods of analysis, and evaluation of published research. Course objectives include:

  • Describe basic concepts, definitions, and types of outcomes and health services research
  • Understand structure, process, outcomes, and underuse, misuse, and overuse conceptual models
  • Identify common approaches and challenges to measuring cost, quality, access, and equity in health and health care
  • Describe experimental and observational research designs used to assess the impact of health services (drugs, devices, procedures, strategies, delivery, and financing systems) on patient-oriented, clinical, and resource use outcomes

Training, Degree, and Certificate Programs

We partner with the Center for Translational Medicine (CTM), which is part of the national consortium of NIH funded Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Institutions that share a common vision to improve human health by transforming the clinical and translational research and training environment. Its goals are to accelerate the translation of laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, to engage communities in clinical research efforts, and to train a new generation of clinical and translational scientists.

The CTM offers training, degree, and certificate programs in clinical and translational science to provide rigorous training in the skills and competencies necessary to plan, conduct, and interpret superior clinical and translational research, particularly in the area of patient-centered outcomes research. Its programs provide comprehensive, individualized, team-science based education in the principles and methods of research and in the skills and strategies required for the development of successful academic careers through a didactic and Socratic curriculum.