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Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Center for Healthcare Policy and 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 Paul Leigh, Ph.D., 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.