SCORE Updates


January 2021

The SCORE Fellowship (Surgical/Subspecialist Clinical Outcomes Research Fellowship) proudly announces our new Program Director, Stacie Daugherty, MD, MSPH, who took over the role from Amanda Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH effective December 14,, 2020. Dr. Dempsey left the University in December to begin her role as the Regional Scientific Medical Director for Viral Vaccines for Merck. In her new job, Dr. Dempsey will be working as a scientific liaison, interfacing between the research arm of Merck and vaccine focused investigators in a five state area. Although we will miss her, the fellowship is in good hands with Dr. Daugherty taking the lead, as she has been a Co-Director for SCORE for several years. 

Dr. Daugherty is a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine and is also a member of Colorado Cardiology Outcomes Research (CCOR) consortium at ACCORDS. She is a general cardiologist and her clinical time is divided between seeing patients in cardiology clinic, performing and interpreting echocardiograms and caring for patients in the cardiac intensive care unit. Her research is focused on defining, understanding and working to eliminate disparities in cardiovascular care. She is interested in understanding the potential role of unconscious attitudes about groups of people (i.e. women, racial/ethnic minorities, obese) in how practitioners make clinical decisions and helping patients overcome the negative effects of stereotype threat on their health outcomes. Her work bridges the fields of social psychology and health services research in order to execute interventions aimed at reducing or eliminating disparities in cardiovascular care. She is also a mother to two boys and a Minnesotan who moved to Colorado for residency and never left. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Daugherty in her new role as SCORE Program Director!

One of Dr. Daugherty’s first tasks is recruitment for the July 1, 2021 SCORE cohort with the assistance of the program manager, Rebecca (Becca) Speer, MA. The SCORE Fellowship is designed for junior and mid-career faculty looking to obtain training in clinical outcomes research. The two-year program consists of didactic work, mentoring of research projects, and an intensive grant writing course for second year fellows with the goal of a completed grant (e.g., K award) for submission. Additional components of the program include full biostatistical and analytical support for projects, a career development curriculum, and access to additional ACCORDS resources. The fellowship requires a commitment of at least 50% protected time, support from the applicant's Division/Department and availability on Monday afternoons for didactic lectures and work-in-progress (WIP) sessions. The application deadline for the new cohort beginning in July 2021 is March 15, 2021. If you know of anyone who may be interested and a good fit, please help us spread the word. 

For additional questions regarding logistics, how to apply, or details about current and previous fellows, please contact Becca Speer. You can also check out the SCORE Fellowship HERE.