The new Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research (CePOR, SEE-por) resides within the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and receives substantial instrumental support from the Dean and the Chairman of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. The Center is comprised of Executive Faculty from that Department and will recruit members from the larger community at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus as well as faculty and professionals from other nearby institutions. The major goal of CePOR is to promote training and interdisciplinary research collaborations in the areas of pharmacoeconomics, health services and systems research, drug policy, health benefits design, pharmacoepidemiology, and drug safety.
Executive Faculty for CePOR have an extensive track record of successful collaborations with the School of Medicine, Colorado School of Public Health, and the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). Furthermore, the Center is establishing new collaborative relationships with a number of other groups including the University of Colorado Health and Wellness Trust and the Colorado State Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. These exciting and progressive collaborations bring together a diverse, multidisciplinary, highly experienced group of talented clinicians and researchers. The Center will allow for a broad range of innovative training experiences for professional and postgraduate students, as well as facilitate development of new research endeavors while expanding current efforts within the Center’s unique areas of expertise.
Pharmaceutical outcomes research is comprised of many scientific disciplines, ranging from clinical sciences to economic, social, and administrative sciences. The vision of CePOR is to foster and grow research excellence in three primary disciplines: pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmaceutical and drug related policy. Within each of these areas CePOR has two faculty members, specifically one senior faculty member and one junior faculty member, devoted to the development and growth of research, education, and service in the area. Drs. Valuck and Anderson work in the area of pharmacoepidemiology; Drs. Libby and Campbell work in the area of pharmacoeconomics; and Drs. Nair and Ghushchyan work in the area of Pharmaceutical and Drug Related Policy. These three Executive Faculty teams also function as mentor-mentee pairs, to assist in the continued career development of all faculty members in the Center. This is also aligned with our education and training mission for faculty (such as the K12 program in Comparative Effectiveness Research and the CCTSI Clinical Faculty Scholars Program) and for PhD students (PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Track in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research).
CePOR has a dedicated suite of offices, workstations, computer servers and desktop machines, graduate student laboratory space, and conference rooms in the School of Pharmacy building that provides a collegial state of the art environment for collaborative research and training among CePOR faculty, staff, students and trainees.
For more information about the Center, contact:
Robert Valuck, PhD
Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
12850 E. Montview Blvd.
Mail Stop C238
Aurora, CO 80045