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Seminars & Education

One of the key elements of the COHO and COR missions is to aid in the training of researchers that may contribute to health services research.  Among the educational opportunities offered is the Primary Care Research Fellowship (led by Dr. Alison Kempe), which provides 2-year training programs for physicians in the specialties of general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and family medicine. The Surgical/subspecialists Clinical Outcomes Research (SCORE) Fellowship​​, also led by Dr. Kempe, is a two-year fellowship that will provide existing or new faculty with the building blocks to conduct clinical translational or outcomes research and, in the future, to be successful in obtaining extramural funding.

COR and COHO faculty also exhibit a strong dedication to mentorship, coaching and instruction for both students and junior faculty.  Discussion sessions are held routinely to present on-going projects, build knowledge among colleagues, and exchange lessons learned in methodological and technical approaches.  Our tradition of standing seminars allow students, junior faculty and research discover new ideas, methods, findings and publication issues.  The presentations also allow faculty and staff to present and teach about their research methods and findings.

To view Diane Fairclough's tutorials, data sets, and programs please visit her results site.


COHO and COR host several ongoing seminars and trainings including the Qualitative Research Methods Forum, the ATLAS.ti User Group, the Research Methods & Statistics Discussion Series, and the Monthly COHO / COR Research Meeting.

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    Research meetings feature presentations of various study topics, followed by discussion of findings.


    Monthly Research Meeting schedule - Upcoming Topics include: (2014 schedule)

    May 7: Roberta Capp: Patient Navigation for frequent ED users

    June 4: Bethany Kwan: Social Psychological Theory and Health Behavior Change and Decision Making, beyond the TPB/TRA, HBM and TTM

    July 2: Angela Moss: Topic TBA

    August 6: Mika Hamer: Topic TBA

    September 3: TBA

    October 1: TBA

    November 5: TBA

    December 3 TBA


    For questions about our Monthly Research meeting, please contact Bobbi West-Stemple @ 303-724-5154 or


Qualitative Research Methods Forum

The Qualitative Research Methods Forum (QRMF) is a community of researchers, faculty, students, and organizations focused on the practice and development of qualitative health research. We are dedicated to building interdisciplinary qualitative research knowledge and skills through multidirectional exchanges of methodological insight, expertise and resources. As an innovative, inter-institutional community of practice, we seek to support the development and implementation of translational and health disparities research through the use of qualitative methodologies.


QRMF meets twice each semester. Beginning in 2013, presentations will occur on the 2nd Thursday of the following months: February, April, September, and November. All presentations are at 12-1 pm. Participants are welcome to attend either in person or via webconference.  

Location:  Anschutz Medical Campus, in the University Physicians, Inc (UPI) building, Rocky Mountain conference room. Our address is 13199 E. Montview Blvd, Suite 300, Aurora, CO 80045.

Info and Webcast: For more information, please contact:

On Nov 14 Nancy Leech, PhD, will present on Using Qualitative Data in Mixed Methods Research Studies. In this presentation we will discuss the role of qualitative data in mixed methods research, how to convert qualitative data into quantitative data, and how to present qualitative data findings.  If you wish to attend via webconference, please RSVP to no later than Wed., Nov 13th and the details of how to access the webconference will then be emailed to you.


ATLAS.ti Short Courses

ATLAS.ti short courses are taught by Doug Fernald, MA, and are sponsored by the CCTSI.  They are offered three times a year. The next course offerings will be:

  • Beginner level: October 8, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.mOctober 3, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Intermediate level:  October 8, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Classes are free and limited to 15 registered participants each

Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Library Teaching Lab 2 

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Info: For more information contact: or (303) 724-9705


Research Methods & Statistics Discussion Series

The Research Methods & Statistics Discussion Series sessions are designed for analysts and investigators to meet and discuss methodological issues in study design and analysis. Presenters are strongly encouraged to illustrate the research method or statistical technique they present by using data from a current project. Having a handout will enable all participants to leave the session with a concrete example to help them apply the method presented.

Past topics include:

    • GEE & conditional logistic regression
    • Missing QOL data in longitudinal study
    • Calculating sample sizes for nested case control studies
    • Moderation and mediation in longitudinal studies


Schedule: These sessions are held as presentations of relevant topics arise, with dates and times TBA, and are open to the entire campus community.

Location:  Anschutz Medical Campus, University Physicians, Inc (UPI) building at 13199 E Montview Blvd, Suite 300, Aurora, CO 80045

Info: Jud Blatchford at: 303-724-0838 or