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Tuesday, May 26, 2015


3:00   Registration
WIMR 5001A

3:15   Welcome and Introduction
WIMR 5001A

3:30   Overview: Our Approach to Establishing an HSR Program
WIMR 5001A
Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, University of Wisconsin
Justin Dimick, MD, MPH, University of Michigan
Karl Bilimoria, MD, Northwestern University

5:00   Open Forum Group Discussion: Perceived Challenges and First Steps
WIMR 5001A

6:30   Adjourn

7:00   Welcome Dinner

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


7:30   Continental Breakfast & WiSOR Open House

8:30   The Importance of an HSR Program to the Department
WIMR 5001A
Chairman K. Craig Kent, MD
Vice Chair of Research Herb Chen, MD
Vice Chair of Quality Greg Kennedy, MD, PhD

9:30   What Do Faculty Need from an HSR Program?
WIMR 5001A
Moderator: Justin Dimick, MD, MPH
Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH
Karl Bilimoria, MD
Luke Funk, MD, MPH
Dave Schneider, MD, MS
Heather Neuman, MD, MS
Gretchen Schwarze, MD
Sharon Weber, MD

10:30   Refreshment Break

10:45   Identifying a Focus and Establishing Multidisciplinary Collaborations
WIMR 5001A
Overview: Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH
Justin Dimick, MD, MPH
Karl Bilimoria, MD
Paul Rathouz, PhD
Elizabeth Jacobs, MD
Doug Wiegmann, PhD
Dave Vanness, PhD


12:15   Lunch with Roundtable Discussion
HSLC 1220 and 1222
Led by: Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH; Justin Dimick, MD, MPH; and Karl Bilimoria, MD

  • Financial Models and Grant Funding
  • Infrastructure and Collaboration
  • Training and Career Development

1:30 Administration: Staffing and Advisory Boards
WIMR 5001A
Moderator: Karl Bilimoria, MD
Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH
Justin Dimick, MD, MPH
Kristi Herritz
Jessica Schumacher, PhD, MS
Nicole Steffens, MPH

2:30   Refreshment Break

2:45   Funding: NIH, AHRQ, PCORI
WIMR 5001A
Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH

3:30   Open Forum to Discuss: Individual Programs, Challenges, and Next Steps

4:30   Adjourn

Course Director

Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program
Department of Surgery
University of Wisconsin

Invited Faculty

Justin Dimick, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Associate Chair for Faculty Development
Director, Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy
University of Michigan Health Systems

Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS
Assistant Professor in Surgery-Surgical Oncology
Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery
Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center
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