CHPR Open House- 2013 Expansion
Please join us in celebration of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research 2013 Expansion.
Learn what the CHPR is doing and how we can serve YOU.
Date: June 20, 2013
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
2103 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA, 95817
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Surgical and Trauma Outcomes Research: Current Status and Future Directions
March 15, 2013
Avery B. Nathens, MD, PhD
Surgeon in Chief, Professor of Surgery
University of Toronto
Canada Research Chair, Systems of Trauma Care
Dr. Nathens is a practicing trauma surgeon and epidemiologist with a focus on trauma system design. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and is Director of the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Systems of Trauma Care and has published many landmark peer-reviewed papers in the Lancet, NEJM and JAMA focusing on trauma system design and implementation. Dr. Nathens has had extensive experience evaluating quality of care, and trauma system effectiveness.
N. Clay Mann, PhD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Adjunct Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Director of Research, Intermountain Injury Control Research Center
Dr. Mann currently serves as the Principal Investigator for the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) Technical Assistance Center and serves on several national committees related to injury prevention, trauma care and emergency medical services. Dr. Mann has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles dealing with traumatic injuries to children, trauma system evaluation, cardiac and trauma resuscitation and the role of emergency medical services in health care. Dr. Mann has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous federal, state, foundation or industry grants. He has also participated in several randomized, controlled community trials dealing with cardiac resuscitation, acute coronary disease education and paramedic training.
Edward E. Cornwell III, MD, FACS, FCCM
Surgeon-in-Chief, Howard University Hospital
Chair of the Department of Surgery
Howard University College of Medicine
Dr. Cornwell is Professor of Surgery and Chairman of Surgery at Howard University. His career interest is in the prevention and treatment of traumatic injuries, and their critical care sequelae. He has authored or co-authored over 130 articles and chapters and has given over 300 invited scientific presentations in the field. Dr. Cornwell is the former Chief Editor of the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine; served as President of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, President of the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association, and Chairman of TraumaNet of Maryland.
He is currently deputy editor of Archives of Surgery. Dr. Cornwell has received numerous awards and citations for his efforts in education, outreach, and violence prevention. He received the 2003 Champion of Courage Award, Fox 45 TV, Baltimore, MD, as well as the 2005 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award, presented by the Greater Baltimore Urban League, and the Speaker's Medallion given by the Speaker of the House of Delegates of Maryland in 2006.
Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
University of Michigan Department of Surgery
Justin B. Dimick, M.D., M.P.H. is Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Associate Chair for Faculty Development at the University of Michigan. Dr. Dimick has a busy general surgery practice primarily devoted to advanced laparoscopy. He also directs a research program at the Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy (CHOP). With funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), his research focuses on surgical quality and healthcare policy. He has more than 130 peer reviewed publications, including papers in NEJM and JAMA.
Dr. Dimick serves in leadership roles for several national organizations, including as Secretary of the Association of Academic Surgery (AAS), as a member of the Executive Committee of the Surgical Outcomes Club (SOC), and as a member of the Editorial Board for Archives of Surgery. He has served in advisory roles for numerous organizations on issues related to surgical quality and healthcare policy, including the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).
COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH: Methods and Controversies
JUNE 18, 2010
Principles of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Mark Helfand, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Clinically Significant Treatment Effects: Effect Sizes and Moderators
Helena Kraemer, Ph.D.
Health Policy Panel
Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.
Health Policy Panel
Health Policy Panel
Kurt Snipes, Ph.D.
Health Policy Panel
Susan Philip, M.P.P.
Cohort Studies in Comparative Effectiveness Research
Eric S. Johnson, Ph.D.
Mark Helfand, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Director, Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center
Staff Physician, Portland VA Medical Center
Helena Kraemer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry (Emerita), Stanford University
Eric Johnson, Ph.D.
Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Bridging the Causeway Symposium
March 25, 2008
The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR), in cooperation with the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), the Center for Reducing Health Disparities, and the Office of Research, recently hosted "Bridging the Causeway: A Center for Healthcare Policy and Research Symposium" at the Memorial Union on the Davis campus. A pilot grant program for collaborative, interdisciplinary proposals was announced at the conference.
John M. Westfall, M.D., Associate Dean for Rural Health at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was the featured Plenary speaker. Dr. Westfall is the primary author of "Practice-Based Research—‘Blue Highways’ on the NIH Roadmap" (JAMA. 2007;297:403-406).
The symposium was held on March 25, 2008, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Community engagement and practice-based, collaborative research were emphasized. The symposium also featured speakers and breakout groups focusing on three areas of health services research. The breakout sessions were as follows:
Session Leader: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Session Leader: Craig Warden, Ph.D.
Departments of Pediatrics and Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Session Leader: Nolan Zane, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE AND PRESENTATIONS
Introductions, Thematic Overviews (Obesity, Cancer and Mental Health), and Pilot Grant Announcement
Plenary Address: "Mystery of the Blue Highway: Engaging Community in Research" - John M. Westfall, MD
Thematic Overviews (Includes Obesity, Cancer, Mental Health)
Obesity Breakout Group
Cancer Breakout Group
Mental Health Breakout Group
PILOT GRANT PROGRAM
The pilot grants have been announced and awardees are as follows:
Natalia Deeb-Sossa, Ph.D.
UC Davis Department of Sociology
Migrant agricultural workers’ mental health needs and barriers to care: a pilot study
Bo Feng, Ph.D.
UC Davis Department of Communication
What should doctors say when giving prescriptions? The use of persuasive strategies in medical recommendations
Michael Minzenburg, M.D.
UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Social attachment and neurocognitive function as predictors of parental dysfunction in at-risk mothers
Ben Rich, J.D., Ph.D.
UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine
Bioethics Endowed Chair
Designing sustainable educational materials for community-based programs
Ulfat Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H.
UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Validation of a parent exit interview survey to assess physician counseling on diet and physical activity during pediatric well child visits
Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, Ph.D.
UC Davis Department of Nutrition
Validating methods for assessing vitamin D status in different ancestry groups
Call for Pilot Grant Applications
Pilot Grant Application