Research Conferences

Health Systems Research Conference  |  University of Memphis Health Care Research Journal Club

Health Systems Research Conference

Purpose
To bring together individuals across Memphis interested in health systems research in order to:

  • provide a forum exchanging research ideas and presenting preliminary work, particularly by junior faculty.
  • facilitate growth and collaboration in health systems research.

Location
UTHSC Campus, 956 Court Avenue, Second floor, Coleman Building, Room D227. Parking is available in the parking garage across the street (entrance on Court Ave.)

Format
The agenda will vary from presentations to open discussions and will be announced in advance. Lunch will be provided.

Schedule
First Wednesday of each month, September through June, Noon – 1 p.m.
(Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.)

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1
    “Opioid Addiction Prevention in Adolescents”
    Karen Derefinko, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine; Director, National Research Center of The Addiction Medicine Foundation

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6: 
    “Exploring Options for Patient-Centered Outcome Research to Decrease Cancer Disparities”
    M. Paige Powell, PhD, MHA: Assistant Professor, Division of Health Systems, Management and Policy; School of Public Health, University of Memphis

RSVP
Celia Ridley - (901) 448-2475

For more information, or to volunteer to present at upcoming meetings contact:

University of Memphis Health Care Research Journal Club

Purpose
Presentations and discussions of practical health and health care delivery issues

Location
Fogelman College of Business and Economics, The University of Memphis

Format
Presentations followed by Q & A. Lunch will be provided.

Schedule
Usually held on the second or third Wednesday of the month six times per year from September to April, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 20
    “Payment Reform in Tennessee”

    Vaughn Frigon, M.D.
    Medical Director
    Division of TennCare

    Healthcare delivery and payment systems are changing rapidly in the United States. TennCare, Tennessee’s state Medicaid program, is leading initiatives to reform healthcare in our state. This model combines acute episodes of care with primary care transformation through a Patient Centered Medical Home Model. Dr. Frigon leads this program for TennCare and will give an overview of the program and discuss the future of healthcare delivery in Tennessee and nationally.

Program Host
Cyril Chang, Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics

RSVP
Contact Janis Lamar