SORCE Activities

SORCE collaborates with interested investigators functioning as a “one-stop shop” with expertise in:

  • Community Collaboration Development
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Idea Development
  • Grant Development
  • Project Development
  • Regulatory Management
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Management
  • Data Collection and Analysis

Working At SORCE >>

SORCE trains the next generation of health services researchers:

  • Gastrointestinal Surgical Outcomes Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, allowing for mentored outcomes research projects and advanced health services research training for post-doctoral fellows
  • Undergraduate Practical Research Education Program (U-Prep)
  • Work-in-progress (WIP) sessions in comparative effectiveness research for trainees, in association with the CHASE Alliance
  • Weekly SORCE Research Planning Meeting

SORCE engages the community of clinicians, researchers, trainees, and stakeholders:

SORCE changes healthcare policy by working with clinicians, stakeholders, and researchers in quality improvement and dissemination programs:

SORCE oversees several projects in service to the Department of Surgery in regards to quality improvement and surgical clinical data registries:

  • Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) — a Washington State surgical process and outcomes surveillance program
  • National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) — a nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care organized through the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)