Workshops and Events

Outcomes Research Workshop

The Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW) is focused on clinical outcomes, health services and comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and medical education, with an emphasis on the application or use of social science research methods. The workshop is highly interactive and provides opportunities for trainees, fellows, and faculty to present early-stage research ideas or preliminary results, to practice conference talks, or to use the time as a research or grant preparation working meeting with colleagues and senior faculty. The ORW originated over 10 years ago as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and continues to be open to the University community.

The 2017 fall workshop series will be organized by faculty members Miwa Yasui, PhD, and Sarah Sobotka, MD, MSCP.  Previous faculty organizers include Hospital Medicine Faculty Gavin Hougham, PhD, and David Meltzer, MD, PhD; and General Internal Medicine faculty Elbert Huang, MD, and Caleb Alexander, MD.  The workshop is sponsored by the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine, CHeSS, and the Departments of Family Medicine, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery.

Unless otherwise indicated, all ORW sessions will be held on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:45am in Room H300 (also known as W300; access is easiest from the A West elevator to the 3rd floor, then due west to the end of the W corridor). Refreshments are usually available.

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Fall 2017 Schedule 

October 4, 2017
Canceled due to an offsite meeting

October 11, 2017
Veena Sriram, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, CHeSS
The Evolution of Emergency Medicine as a Medical Specialty in India: A Policy Analysis

October 18, 2017

October 25, 2017
Allison Wainer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Rush University 

November 1, 2017

November 8, 2017
Ethan Park, PhD candidate
School of Social Service Administration

November 15, 2017

November 29, 2017
Miwa Yasui, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration