Monthly Departmental Research Forums
The department hosts a monthly research forum (coordinated by Judy Savageau, MPH) at which faculty and students are encouraged to present research in progress, new grant ideas, data analysis plans, etc. The goal for these forums is to provide faculty with the necessary feedback and assistance to bring scholarly projects to completion. Listed below are presentations for the 2010-2011 academic year, followed by those presentations made during the previous academic year.
2011-2012 Department Research Forums:
September 1, 2012:
Jeroan Allison, MD, MS: Stephanie Lemon, PhD; Milagros Rosal, PhD - Center for Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR) grant - panel discussion of new opportunities for disparity-related research at UMMS
October 19, 2012:
Judy Savageau, MPH and Allison Blodgett, PhD - "New IRB Policies: Everything You Wanted to Know About the IRB but were Afraid to Ask"
November 16, 2012:
No forum this month: competing conference on campus related to Clinical and Translational Research
December 21, 2012:
Tina Runyan, PhD - "Leveraging Electronic Health Records to Explore a Posttraumatic Stress, Multiple Morbidities and Bilogical Indicators of Health: Implications of Chronic Disease Management in Patient Centered Medical Homes"
Stefan Topolski, MD - "Validation of a Complex System's Model of Health"
2011-2012 Department Research Forums
September 17, 2011:
Tanya Lord, PhD - “Evaluating a Rapid Response System" (PhD dissertation presentation)
October 15, 2011:
Zi Zhang, MD, MPH (from the Office of Survey Research / Commonwealth Medicine) -
“Methodologic Considerations for the Office of Survey Research's On-gong Survey Projects"
November 19, 2011:
Wen-Chieh Lin, PhD (from the Center for Health Policy and Research) - “Behavioral Health Disorders, Medicare Post-Acute Care, and Transition to the Community" (review of NIA grant submission)
December 16, 2011:
Warren Ferguson, MD and Paul Kirby, MA (from the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, plus the Center for Health Policy and Research's Office of Clinical Affairs) - "Post-Release MassHealth Utilization: An Evaluation of the MassHealth/Dept. of Corrections Prison Reintegration Pilot"
January 20, 2012:
Terri Anderson, PhD and Bruce Barton, PhD (from the Research and Evaluation Unit at the Center for Health Policy and Research) - "The Massachusetts Multi-Payer Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (MAPCMHI) Evaluation Study"
February 17, 2012:
Deborah Gurewich, PhD (from the Research and Evaluation Unit at the Center for Health Policy and Research) - "Evaluating Care Delivery in Community Health Centers"
March 16, 2012:
Terri Anderson, PhD and Humberto Reynoso, PhD (from the Research and Evaluation Unit at the Center for Health Policy and Research) - "Resources for Evaluation" - a methods workshop
April 20, 2012:
Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH and Michael Tutty, PhD (from the Center for Health Policy and Research) -"Implementing National Health Reform: A Massachusetts Case Study"
May 18, 2012:
No forum this month so that department faculty could attendf the medical school's Clinical and Translational Research Retreat
June 15, 2012:
Christine Clements Stein, PhD, MPH (from the Office of Survey Research at the Center for Health Policy and Research) - "Social Context as a Mediating Factor in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Among Adult Men: Cape Cod's Experience and Use of Social Marketing Research Methods to Impact Positive Change"