The Research Outcomes in Children’s Surgery (ROCS) Team, provides a central infrastructure to support outcomes research across the Center for Children’s Surgery in the following domains; research development, study coordination, data collection and analysis, and research education. Please see below for more information on how to submit a request for service.
Other Research Support*
*Note, if units have research coordinators, ROCS is happy to help train in these areas and provide reference materials as needed. Normally, these duties would fall to a research coordinator in the Division/Dept.
The ROCS team is lead by Jill Kaar, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Director of Surgical Outcomes Research, and is overseen by Sandra Talley, Director of Finance and Administration for the CCS. Our team members have expertise in research study start up and coordination, program planning, design and evaluation as well as biostatistical analysis.
Click the image below to learn more about our ROCS team members.
In August 2021, ROCS conducted our 3rd annual research bootcamp with three virtual sessions, designed for new researchers and trainees. The series provides an overview of key phases of research, didactic content including best practices, and opportunities for interactive engagement of material. The presenters also shared lessons learned and available resources across campus.
You can find more info of these sessions here:
The 2022 virtual Bootcamp will be held over three dates TBD in August 2022.
Please contact Claudia Mata at Claudia.Mata@childrenscolorado.org for access to the full presentation video files from previous years.
In February 2021, the CCS hosted our 4th Annual Research Symposium. The virtual event included a total of 19 presentations from 8 Departments/Divisions and 47 posters representing seven Departments/Divisions.
Save the date for our next symposium, to be held on Friday, February 18, 2022.
*ROCS offering new service -- in-house PHIS analyst*
If interested in using national databases or would like to discuss research ideas to use national databases, submit a ROCS intake form or email ROCS@childrenscolorado.org.
Services are available only to those faculty members within CCS member Departments/Divisions. To request ROCS support, please submit an intake form.
Please contact Program Coordinator Claudia Mata at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.