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 2018 summer workshop series will be organized by Liz Tung, MD, Instructor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine.  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 8:30-9:45 am in Room H300 (also known as W300). Access is easiest from Goldblatt entrance to the Medical Center at 860 E 59th Street. Turn  right at the information desk, take the A West elevator to the 3rd floor, and then take a right out of the elevator and walk to the end of the corridor. Refreshments are usually available.

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Outcomes Research Workshop Archives

Fall 2018 Schedule 

October 2, 2018 
Special ORW presentation 
Micah Prochaska, MD, MS
Instructor of Medicine, Department of Medicine 
Updates on the Fffect of Transfusion on Fatigue, Activity, and Fatigability in Hospitalized Patients 

October 10, 2018 
TL1 Seminar 
University of Chicago 

October 17, 2018 
Kavi Bhalla, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and the College 
Reducing Road Traffic Deaths in Developing Countries: Estimates of Lives that can be Saved by Vehicle Safety Technologies

October 24, 2018 
Alexandra Tate, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital Medicine
Invoking Death: Physician Authority, Patient Agency, and Treatment Advocacy in Cancer Care 

October 31, 2018 
Dominika Winiarski, PhD
TL1 Fellow and Instructor, Psychiatry, Rush University 
Using Technology-Based Interventions to Address Disparities in Access to Behavioral Health Treatment Among Homeless Youth

November 7, 2018 
Nicole Boyer, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD, Hospital Medicine
Cost-effectiveness analysis of the Roots of Empathy school-based program for improving social and emotional wellbeing in children

November 14, 2018 
TL1 Seminar 
Rush University 

November 21, 2018 

November 28, 2018
Thomas Lu, MD

December 5, 2018