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Healthmeasures User Conference September 27-28, 2017, Chicago, Illinois
Clinicians, researchers, and administrators will learn best practices from institutions around the country using PROMIS®, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me
and NIH-Toolbox® to inform clinical care, advance research, and evaluate quality.

Call for abstracts submission deadline: March 3, 2017

SOQOL 24th Annual Conference: Philadelphia,PA USA October 18-21, 2017.  More information click here.

Important Dates (see:
Workshop Proposal and Symposium Submission Deadline 30 January 2017
Presenters notify their intent to present (Symposia and Workshop): 7 April 2017
Oral and Poster Abstract Submission Deadline 17 April 2017 at 12:00 pm (Noon) Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Presenter Confirmation Deadline (Oral and Poster Presentations): 28 June 2017
Presenter Registration Deadline (All presenters must be registered): 11 August 2017
Advance Registration Deadline: 11 September 2017
ISOQOL Room Block Closes: 25 September 2017

Job Postings
[open 6/3/16 close 6/16/16]
Health Science Administrator, Dept of HHS (AHRQ):

International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is seeking
candidates for Editor-in-Chief of a new online only  journal:
Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (JPRO).
More information can be found here.

Interested candidates should submit their information by June 1, 2016.

HealthMeasures User Workshop: Transforming how health is measured
was held in
Rosemont, Illinois on June 1-2, 2016

A pdf with more information about the workshop is here (flyer) and a
link to workshop agenda is here (agenda).

Visit for more information about HealthMeasures and a lot more.

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April 11-25 :: Cutting Edge Research in three minutes
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Ron Hays recognized as one of the most highly
cited and influential scientific minds of 2015 (Thomson Reuters)


February 23 - March 3 :: Cutting Edge Research in three minutes
Enter by January 25 (Monday)
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HPM214 Measurement of Effectiveness and Outcomes in Healthcare -
Winter 2014 syllabus (posted 1/15/16)

Job Posting (4/22/15)
Program Analyst, Dept of HHS (AHRQ)

Job Posting (5/30/14)
Clinical or Social Science Analysts at the Office of New Drugs in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (FDA)


The RCMAR National Coordinating Center encourages you to register for the 2015 GSA Pre-Conference Workshop
Subjective Well-being Assessment Research in Minority Aging Research
November 18 Orlando FL (agenda, more details)

Announcement: (posted here 5/31/13)
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA

HLT POL239B - Special Topics in Health Services: Advanced Topics in Decision Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (posted 1/7/13)

Ron giving thumbs down to Romney and persuading him to congratulate the current and next President, Barack Obama

Mark Lucas, former GIM administrator, pictured in his luxurious Broxton office (circa 2010)

Assessing Quality of Life in Clinical Trials
Methods and Practice

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Edited by
Peter Fayers and Ron Hays
Oxford University Press
0198527691, hardback, 464 pages
Publication date: 2005
Click here for a detailed description and table of contents (and link to international orders).
25% discount for ISOQOL members! - click here for an order form.
Click here for a link to all other U.S. orders.

(Note: Editor and author royalties are being donated to the International Society for Quality of Life Research.)

Former Vermont Professor Sentenced to Prison

Eric Poehlman, a former University of Vermont College of Medicine (UVM) professor, drew a one-year and one day prison term yesterday for fabricating data and making false statements related to his research studies. Poehlman will be the first researcher to serve prison time as a result of falsifying data in a grant application to the National Institutes of Health. In 2000, a research assistant began to question what appeared to be the addition of falsified data to the datasets Poehlman used. UVM launched an investigation after the research assistant filed a formal complaint. The university concluded that data had been falsified and turned the results over to the Office of Research Integrity and the Department of Justice. From approximately 1992 to 2000, Poehlman was awarded NIH and Department of Agriculture grants worth $2.9 million; those grant applications, the government found, included false and fabricated research. Link: .

Another satisfied customer.. Gery Ryan attends a talk I gave today on Structural Equation Modeling
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"The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication."

Job Notice:
The Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at UCLA search for a scholar who conducts health services or related research..

posted 11/7/11

UCLA Survey Research Center position
(click for more details)

11/20/2008: In memorium - Eve Fielder, Ph.D. - A few words from Ron Hays.  UCLA Faculty Center. .


Training Program in Translational Investigation

Module 2: Health Services Research, Nov 14-15, 2011

PROMIS Psychometric Summit IV
Warrenton Virginia
July 12-13, 2011

GCRC Summer Course - The Essentials of Clinical Investigation: Developing a Research Proposal
July 11-22, 2011 at UCLA
(syllabus and more information)

Watch the UCLA School of Public Health Class of 2010 Commencement here..

Summary of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Provisions Prepared by
AAMC Government Relations, March 2010

(posted here 7/16/2010)

An excellent poster at ISOQOL 2009:
Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life among Clinical Trial Participants with Opioid Dependence.  Heslin KC, Stein J, Pan D, Magladry C & Hays RD