Clinical and Outcomes Research

The University of Massachusetts Department of Surgery has active research underway in the area of clinical, translational, and outcomes research.  The Center for Outcomes Research (COR), directed by Dr. Fred Anderson, has expertise in large national and international registries and is ideally set up to collect and analyze data to determine real-world practices for both academic and industry-related aims.

The Surgical Research Scholars program was established to provide a formal health services research fellowship pathway in a broad area of surgical topics. The SRS mission is to provide an environment and network of mentorship to foster surgical trainees’ pursuit of robust, high-impact surgical health services research in areas that interest them. Under the leadership of founding Program Director, Dr. Heena Santry and Dr. Anderson, SRS fellows will be able to pursue projects ranging from traditional outcomes measurements, population science, community-based intervention, survey, global outreach, and policy research under the leadership of appropriate mentors within the department and throughout the medical school campus. In addition, they will pursue the Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation through the UMass Department of Quantitative Health Sciences.

Human Subjects Educational Training Program

Researchers are required to successfully complete the online Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Program before beginning projects that involve human subjects research.

IRB applications and/or amendments will be reviewed and processed after this program is completed.

To register for the CITI program online, click here. Select the Biomedical Investigator Course Learner Group 1. Do not select the Social & Behavioral Investigator Course.