Listen Now: Episode 6 of The Methods Hub Tools for Better Health Podcast

Episode 6: Capturing Patient Perspectives of Outcomes and Experiences of Care

Featured Author: Elizabeth GibbonsElizabeth Photo

In this episode, Elizabeth Gibbons, Senior Research Scientist in the HSRU, Nuffield Department of Population Health and CLAHRC-Oxford, provides an overview of the approaches for capturing patient perspectives of outcomes and experiences of care in the English NHS, the challenges, and potential solutions.

Download and read more about the episode here.

Listen Now: Episode 5 of the Methods Hub Tools for Better Health Podcast

Episode 5: myEpi: Epidemiology of OneBobashev_G Photo

Featured Author: Georgiy Bobashev, MS, PhD

In this episode, Dr. Georgiy Bobashev, PhD, Senior Research Statistician at RTI (Research Triangle Institute) International, introduces a new concept called “myEpi,” which involves the application of traditional epidemiological methods to a single individual, to monitor and predict health events.

Download and read more about the episode here.

The Methods Hub is Hiring!

We’re on the lookout for a full-time Program Coordinator to join our team here at the University of Calgary.  If you’re someone who is team-oriented, has a positive attitude, and open to learning, we’d like to meet you!

The Program Coordinator would be the primary communication and administrative contact for our team (internal and external communications), help to keep us organized, manage our events and activities, and support our research team.

For more information and to submit an application, please see the job posting here: http://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/5053253-methods-research-program-coordinator-community-health-sciences-cumming-school-of-medicine 

Application deadline: March 7, 2016

Listen Now: Episode 4 of the Methods Hub Tools for Better Health Podcast

Episode 4: The Use of Patient-Report Outcome Measures in Clinical PracticeJose_Valderas-Martinez

Featured Author: Jose Valderas Martinez, PhD, MPH, General Practitioner

In this episode, Dr Jose Valderas Martinez, Professor of Health Services and Policy Research at the University of Exeter, UK, discusses the use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures in clinical practice: their application, linking to management actions, and overcoming barriers to implementation.

Download and read more about the episode here.

The Methods Hub is looking for summer students!

Come work with us!  Opportunities for the summer of 2016 (May-August) for Senior Undergraduate (3rd and 4th) year students at the University of Calgary in the areas of (bio)statistics, math and actuarial sciences, health informatics, computer science, and the Bachelor of Health Sciences program to conduct research in the areas of clinical/health services research and public health.

For more information, see our posting here.  Deadline for applications is December 15, 2015.