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COERE Programs & Activities

COERE Perspectives in Outcomes Research Quarterly Seminar Series
This seminar series highlights the multidisciplinary nature of outcomes research as applied by local and national researchers who are considered experts in their field.

When and Where: Perspectives seminars are usually held once a quarter on Mondays from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. in UAB’s West Pavilion Boardroom, 615 South 18th Street, unless otherwise announced.

CERTs Work in Progress
The WIP seminar series is focused on projects in health services, outcomes, and policy research and is jointly coordinated by the UAB COERE, CERTs, and LHC and the BVAMC C-SMART.

Date and Time: Seminars are held on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11am-12noon and will rotate locations between Medical Towers, Faculty Office Tower, and Ryals.

Epidemiology Methods Journal Club
The focus of the Epidemiology Methods Journal Club is current methodological issues in epidemiological research. Discussions are centered around novel or alternative epidemiological methods in recent literature.

Date and Time: Epidemiology Methods Journal Club takes place on the 1stTuesday of the month from 1:00-2:00pm in Ryals 209

Epidemiology Book Review
The focus of the Epidemiology Book Review is on a selected book in epidemiology. Discussions focus on one chapter of the selected book at each meeting. The current book under review is Risk Adjustment for Measuring Health Care Outcomes”, Editor, Lisa I Iezzoni, 3rd edition, 2003.

Date and Time: Epidemiology Book Review takes place on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 11am-12noon in Faculty Office Tower 803.

Outcomes Research Journal Club
The focus of the Outcomes Research Journal Club is on health outcomes relation research and methods in the literature. Examples of topics usually considered outcomes research include: measuring and improving quality of care; studies of access problems and other disparity issues; studies of practice patterns and variation; patient-based outcomes measurement; economic and decision modeling; translation of evidence and guidelines into practice; and effectiveness research. The journal club will not be limited to the presentation of an article: the presenter will be at liberty to decide what to do as long as it relates to outcome research.

Date and Time: The Journal Club takes place the last Monday of each month from 12:00-1:00 in Medical Towers 634. Lunch is provided. For more information, contact Maria Pisu, PhD, at mipisu@dopm.uab.edu.

COERE Outcomes Research Discussion Groups
The purpose of the COERE Outcomes Research Discussion Groups is to provide an informal forum for faculty to present their preliminary research proposal ideas, early research in progress, and developing data sets to COERE Directors and other faculty interested in outcomes and effectiveness research. The format is intended to provide constructive feedback, stimulate peer discussion, and generate ideas for multidisciplinary collaboration.

Date and Time: Discussion groups are regularly convened on the second Friday of every month from 1:15-2:30p.m.

Economic Evaluation and Modeling Unit Discussion Groups
The purpose of these discussion groups is to bring together researchers who are involved in (or interested in) the conduct of cost-effectiveness analysis and decision analytic modeling as applied to health outcomes research. Researchers present and discuss their economic or decision-analytic models for peer review and “nuts and bolts” discussion.

Date and Time: The EEMU Discussion Groups meet on a per request basis. If you are interested in accessing this forum please contact coere@uab.edu.

Internal Review of Outcomes Research Proposals
By special request, the COERE will arrange for internal review of outcomes research proposals for member faculty. COERE leadership has considerable experience participating on grant review panels and study sections for the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, NIH, CDC, and othe rfederal health funding agencies. The purpose of this process is to make outcomes research proposals emanating from UAB more competitive.

For questions or more information about COERE Membership and Activities, contact: Ryan Outman, MA, Deputy Director, at coere@uab.edu.