News and Highlights
New faculty member Mitesh B. Rao, MD, MSH and MSS staff member Robin Morrissey are profiled in the May 2013 issue of FSM Research Newsletter. see pgs. 6 & 9.
Richard Gershon, PhD is profiled in Rehabilitation Institute-Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Newsletter, Spring 2013 article "Richard Gershon: A Pioneer in Patient-reported Outcomes”
March 2013 supplement issue of Neurology® marks the unveiling of the multi-year effort to develop the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function. See the special issue>>
Early bird registration is open for Satuday, July 27th, 2nd Annual - Chicago SUP YACS Classic Stand Up Paddleboard Race, Ride & Relay for Young Adult Cancer Survivors, benefiting True North Treks. details>>
PROSetta Stone® site launched
Visit the new site to learn about the methodology, linking tables, and download the analysis report. PROsetta Stone® links the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) measures with other related “legacy” instruments.
Item Response Theory (IRT) Explained....
Conceptual Introduction to Item Response Theory (IRT) produced by Research Associate Professor, Karon F. Cook PhD
Conceptual Introduction to Item Response Theory (IRT)
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
PROMIS Webinar produced by Research Assistant Professor, Nan Rothrock PhD
1: What is PROMIS? | 2: PROMIS Instruments | 3: What is CAT? | 4: PROMIS Instrument Development | 5: PROMIS Instrument Reliability and Validity |
6: Introduction to Assessment Center
IMPACT Program publication on LGBT health disparities in Chicago, White Paper: A Healthy Chicago for LGBT Youth.
May 18-22, 2013
American Transplant Congress, Seattle, WA. The importance of assessing quality of life in outcomes research. In A. DiMartini and C. Jacobs (Mods). They have survived – what’s next?: Adding quality to survival. Butt, Z.,
May 18, 2013
International Society for Research on Internet Interventions, Scientific Meeting. Hosted by Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Using Multimedia to Enhance Patient-Centered Care in Underserved Populations: the DiabetesHelp Learning Program. Elizabeth Hahn.
May 20, 2013
Institute for Policy Research Colloquium. Psychosocial Interventions in Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Considering Biobehavioral and Sociocultural Processes 12:00-1:00 p.m. Chambers Hall, Ruan Conference Room (lower level), 600 Foster St., Evanston Campus, Frank Penedo, PhD
May 21 - 26 2013
Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Hamburg, Germany. Exploring Sexual Networks and HIV-related Risk Behaviors in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Chicago, Michelle Birkett, PhD
May 28 – May 31, 2013
Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Studying Interpersonal Influences On HIV Risk Among Men Who Have Sex with Men: Dyads, Networks, and Cultures. Michelle Birkett, PhD, Michael Newcomb, PhD, Brian Mustanski, PhD.
May 29, 2013
David Cella, PhD, Zeeshan Butt, PhD, and Amy R Eisenstein, PhD, Northwestern University The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Working. through the maze of a new research opportunity. 303 E. Superior, Lurie, Baldwin Auditorium. 12:00 - 1:00pm
All upcoming presentations>>
Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), established in 2009 under the direction of Dr. David Cella, provides a unique scientific home for applied researchers integrating biomedical and social science approaches to improve health and health care delivery. More >>
Dr. David Cella interview…”Defining Quality of Life: Psychologist’s Questionnaires..
As the Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes in the Institute for Public
Health & Medicine , we provide a bridge and an incubator for investigators and clinician-scientists across Feinberg School of Medicine and the University.
Training and Workshops
June 17-18, 2013
Summer Institute on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Two-day Summer Institute on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes will provide an introduction to measurement theory and application in rehabilitation. Richard Gershon, PhD. and Nan Rothrock, PhD,
NIH Toolbox Training Workshop.
3 day training workshop will be held on Northwestern University-Chicago campus.
Please check back for registration details
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