Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)

Membership Guidelines & Application

Membership in the Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is open to individuals who have demonstrated an interest in health services research (HSR) and/or associated clinical activities.

Membership in PCOR is a privilege that provides several unique benefits:

All Members

  • Receive PCOR communications (e.g., announcements and newsletters)
  • Invited to PCOR activities (e.g. seminars, faculty/staff meetings, retreats)

Core investigators may take advantage of the following additional benefits:

  • Membership listing on the PCOR website and Annual Report
  • Opportunities for leadership in PCOR
  • Potential access to PCOR space
  • Priority access and negotiated rates to use PCOR shared resources

PCOR Shared Resources*

*Note that specific expertise is limited to design advice unless funding is available to support investigator/staff time.

Units - Areas of Expertise and Mentoring

  • Biostatistics & health economics
  • Qualitative & mixed methodology
  • Veterans Administration
  • Health systems research
  • Population health
  • Community engagement
  • Health disparities
  • Additionally, PCOR investigators have expertise in specific clinical/therapeutic areas (e.g., primary care, diabetes, breast cancer, osteoporosis, pediatrics)

Research Conduct

  • Accessing and managing large datasets
  • Financial management
  • IRB submissions and progress reports
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Poster design
  • Qualitative interviewing and coding
  • Research-associated administrative and budgetary support
  • Servers, computing, data storage

Membership Criteria

Core Investigators must meet the following requirements:

  • MCW academic (faculty) appointment
  • Self-identified primary research home is PCOR
  • Clear commitment to participant in PCOR activities
    Attend PCOR seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings
  • Agree to contribute to PCOR shared resources as appropriate

Plus at least one of the following requirements:

  • Grants administered through PCOR
  • Office space in PCOR
  • Staff housed in PCOR space

Associate Investigators must meet the following requirements:

  • MCW academic (faculty) appointment OR a professional appointment with MCW-affiliated hospitals OR organizations deemed appropriate by the Director of PCOR
  • Conduct research in PCOR priority areas
  • Clear commitment to participant in PCOR activities
    Attend PCOR seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings

Plus at least one of the following requirements:

  • Self-identified secondary research home is PCOR
  • Co-investigator, collaborator, or consultant on a grant lead by a PCOR Core Investigator

Affiliate Investigators must meet the following requirements:

  • MCW postdoc, fellow, student, or trainee
  • Either mentored by a PCOR Core Investigator or supported (funded) by a PCOR Core Investigator
  • Clear commitment to participate in PCOR activities
    Attend PCOR seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings

Staff Members must meet the following requirements:

  • Employed by PCOR
  • Funded by a PCOR Core Investigator
  • Supports research of a PCOR Core Investigator
  • Supports core mission of PCOR with commitment to participate in PCOR activities
    Attend PCOR seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings

Application Process

  1. Read the membership criteria below and determine which membership level is appropriate.
  2. Complete and submit the online application below.
  3. Applicants will receive written notification of the decision indicating their type of membership following membership review.

Once an application for membership has been received, the application will be evaluated and a recommendation made to the Director.

New membership applications will be reviewed monthly and every member will be reviewed at least once a year to ensure they continue to meet all criteria for membership status. As a result of this evaluation, members may be reminded of the requirements and encouraged to maintain their eligibility status. The evaluation is based on member productivity with respect to publications, grants, and contributions to the Center.

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  Core Investigators requirements
  • MCW academic (faculty) appointment
  • Self-identified primary research home is PCOR
  • Clear commitment to participant in PCOR activities
    Attend PCOR seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings
  • Agree to contribute to PCOR shared resources as appropriate

Plus at least one of the following requirements:

  • Grants administered through PCOR
  • Office space in PCOR
  • Staff housed in PCOR space
  Associate Investigators requirements
  • MCW academic (faculty) appointment OR a professional appointment with MCW-affiliated hospitals OR organizations deemed appropriate by the Director of PCOR
  • Conduct research in PCOR priority areas
  • Clear commitment to participant in PCOR activities
    Attend PCOR seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings

Plus at least one of the following requirements:

  • Self-identified secondary research home is PCOR
  • Co-investigator, collaborator, or consultant on a grant lead by a PCOR Core Investigator
  Affiliate Investigators requirements
  • MCW postdoc, fellow, student, or trainee
  • Either mentored by a PCOR Core Investigator or supported (funded) by a PCOR Core Investigator
  • Clear commitment to participate in PCOR activities
    Attend PCOR seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings
  Staff Members requirements
  • Employed by PCOR
  • Funded by a PCOR Core Investigator
  • Supports research of a PCOR Core Investigator
  • Supports core mission of PCOR with commitment to participate in PCOR activities
    Attend PCOR seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings

 

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Core Investigator
Associate Investigator
Affiliate Investigator
Staff Member

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