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Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

QSCERT

The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research offers many opportunities for education and training.  Opportunities range from a weekly Health Services Research seminar series to conferences and special events. 

With funding from the National Institutes of Heath, the CHPR, in partnership with the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, developed an online course in Comparative Effectiveness Research methods that is open to all and free of charge.  We also host the Quality, Safety and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training (QSCERT) fellowship program, supported by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

Information about all of these offerings and more can be found below. 

 

Fellowships

Fellowships

QSCERT

The Center currently hosts a posdoctoral fellowship for researchers who desire comparative effectiveness training. 

The Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training (QSCERT) T32 Program is a multidisciplinary, postdoctoral training program in quality, safety and comparative effectiveness research with an emphasis on training future leaders in surgical, trauma, and urgent/emergency care outcomes research. T32 grants are institutional training grants to support promising researchers who have completed a doctoral-level degree but are not yet ready for faculty appointment. This is postdoctoral fellowship training (MD residents/fellows or PhD scholars) supported by funding from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ). Scholars will participate in a one- or two-year training course and will be selected based on a competitive application process in which academic qualifications, career goals, and the quality of the training environment will be important considerations for funding.

For more information, visit the CHPR Fellowship page at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis/chpr/fellowship/

CER Methods Course

CLH 210Y – CRN 37278
Friday's, starting April 1, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Health and Technology, Room 1331

 
Hybrid Course Format: Students will review recorded lectures online, and complete assignments outside of class. There will be weekly 2-hour face-to-face meetings
to discuss lecture content, review journal articles, and work on class projects.
Course Description: This course will provide an introduction to a range of Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods.


Instructor of Record: J Melnikow, MD, MPH with instruction from Jeffrey Hoch, PhD; R Kravitz, MD, MSPH; D Tancredi, PhD; P Romano, MD, MAS; Daniel Nishijima M.D. and James Holmes, Jr. M.D.


Registration: Contact Teresa Duran @ tlduran@ucdavis.edu
Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Prerequisite: Introduction Statistics Course.

Principles and Methods of Comparative Effectiveness Research

CHPR project team

With funding from the National Institutes of Heath, the CHPR, in partnership with the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, has produced an online course in comparative cffectiveness research (CER) methods that is open to all and free of charge. 

This online learning opportunity includes video of lectures by UC Davis faculty who teach the course.

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions in “real world” settings. It is a priority for the physical and economic health of the nation. This course will provide an introduction to CER and methods for conducting CER. The course will cover four areas of research methodology:

  • Design and Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials
  • Design and Analysis of Observational Studies and Large Datasets Research Synthesis,
  • Systematic reviews, and
  • Meta-analysis Economic Evaluations, Modeling, and Health Policy

To learn more or to complete the course, please visit http://ctsa-cermethodscourse.org/

Weekly HSR Seminar

Health Services Research Seminar Series

One of the fundamental aims of the Center is to enhance the intellectual environment for health services research at UC Davis and to help faculty and trainees develop the skills to conduct first-class health services research projects. As an expression of the Center's commitment to the professional growth of its faculty members, the noontime seminar series was initiated.

Convened under the leadership of Stephen Henry MD, the Seminar Series is held weekly during the academic year, with a hiatus during the months of July and August.  The location varies. Seminars are open to all Center members and other interested individuals. Continuing Medical Education credit is available to practicing physicians for most sessions, and students can take the course EPI 291 to earn 1 unit of course credit for each quarter of regular attendance.

Upcoming Seminars 

April 13, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.
Medi-Cal Access Project
Medical Education Building 3207

April 20, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Kevin Quinn
The Eight Basic Payment Methods in Healthcare
Medical Education Building 3207

April 27, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Misty Humphries,
Title: TBD
Medical Education Building 2106

May 4, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
James Holmes
Use of Abdominal Ultrasonography (FAST) in Pediatric Blunt Trauma Patients
Medical Education Building 3207

May 11, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Debra Oto-Kent
Title: TBD
Medical Education Building 3207

May 18, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Mithu Molla
Ideas for a 'physician report' card project he is developing at UCD.
Medical Education Building 3207


Faculty, graduate students and non-faculty researchers with a focus on health policy or health services, are all welcome to present in this series.  Seminars typically focus on research-in-progress (at any stage), recently completed research, innovative research methods, policy implications of health services research, pre-proposal discussion of research ideas or plans, or "practice presentations" of abstracts accepted for regional or national meetings.  In addition, this is a great opportunity for presentation of dissertation or thesis proposals or findings.
 
We encourage presentations from health policy professionals both internal and external to the University.  To be placed on the schedule, email Seminar Directors, Jeffrey Hoch @ jshoch@ucdavis.edu, Stephen Henry @ sghenry@ucdavis.edu, or Kirstin Truitt @ kgtruitt@ucdavis.edu.


 
Kirstin Truitt
Communications Analyst/Director’s Assistant
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
UC Davis
2103 Stockton Blvd., Suite 2222
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-7918 – Office
(916)734-8731 – Fax
kgtruitt@ucdavis.edu
https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/chpr/

PCOR Methods Workshop

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Methods Workshop

CHPR project team

On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, the CHPR hosts a Methods Workshop in Patient-centered outcomes research design. The sessions are led by CHPR Director Joy Melnikow and biostatistician Daniel Tancredi. The informal learning sessions sometimes involve guest speakers with experience in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and always provide opportunities to bring your questions about PCOR to the group.

Sessions take place in the downstairs conference room at the CHPR (see map here.)

To be kept up-to-date on these workshops, please contact Kirstin Truitt at kgtruitt@ucdavis.edu so she can add you to our PCOR methods workshop mailing list.

Presentations

Event and Seminar Presentations

March 13, 2015
Mitch Katz, MD
Covering the Uninsured:
Experiences of San Francisco and Los Angeles

Mitchell H. Katz, MD is the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the second largest health system in the nation. Previously, he was the Director of Health for the City and County of San Francisco for thirteen years, where he implemented the Healthy San Francisco program, which was the United States' first municipal universal health care system. In 2012, Katz was awarded the National Center for Healthcare Leadership's Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award for his contributions to the health care field. He practices medicine as a primary care doctor at Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center.

 

Friday, March 6, 2015
LESSONS FROM MASSACHUSETTS FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF HEALTH CARE REFORM:
58% of Previously Uninsured Californians Have Insurance – Now What?

MICHAEL DOONAN, PHD,MPA, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND MPP PROGRAM DIRECTOR,
THE HELLER SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

DOLORES MITCHELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MASSACHUSETTS GROUP INSURANCE COMMISSION

DANA GELB SAFRAN, SCD, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND IMPROVEMENT, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS (BCBSMA)

DAVID SELTZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION