ANNOUNCING: Stanford Community Medical Groups Research Consortium (SCMGRC)
We are pleased to announce the Stanford Community Medical Groups Research Consortium (SCMGRC)— your very own consortium! SCMGRC is jointly sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine (SOM) and the University HealthCare Alliance (UHA) Community Medical Groups (CMG). This collaboration aims to transform and lead efforts to improve health outcomes through community-based medicine and research.
For our first initiative, we received a grant—courtesy of University Medical Partners, Affinity Medical Group, and Stanford Learning Health Systems—to fund implementation science-based research projects that will allow the community medical groups to improve the care we provide our patients, their families, and the communities we serve. SCMGRC will be announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) in conjunction with the PCHA-UHA Research and Learning Collaborative in May 2018 .
What is implementation science?
Implementation science promotes integrating evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into clinical care settings. Implementation science does not focus on human-subject research, but rather on implementing best practices to improve population health, quality measures, and patient access. For more information, please tune in to SCMGRC’s webinar on May 16, 2018 . This webinar will discuss implementation science in more depth and will allow interested CMG members to ask implementation scientists from SOM specific questions. Please RSVP for the webina r here .
How do I learn more about conducting research with SOM?
On June 4, 2018, the PCHA-UHA Research and Learning Collaborative will host its 2 nd Annual Conference, Practice-Based Research and Learning Networks Across the Life Course . The conference aims to highlight resources available for researchers working within the SOM network. This conference is worth 3.5 continuing medical education (CME) credits.
Following the conference, we will host a networking session where interested individuals from the medical groups can meet with like-minded peers from SOM to discuss potential research proposal topics. Please find more information and RSVP here .
Who are the members of the SCMGRC Executive Steering Committee?
  • Bryan Bohman, MD (CMO, UHA; ACMO, SHC)
  • Mark Cullen, MD (Senior Associate Dean of Research and Population Health Sciences, SOM)
  • Angela Deftos, RN, MBA, DBA (Vice President, Medical Group Strategy and People)
  • Richard Sankary, MD (President and Board Co-Chair, University Medical Partners; President, Affinity Medical Group; CMO for Accountable Care, UHA)
  • Nigam Shah, PhD (Co-Director, Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education Informatics; Assistant Director, Stanford Center for Biomedical Research)

Please stay tuned for more information to be released in May.