Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR)

Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

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Mission Statement
The Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) provides a forum for a multidisciplinary group of volunteers committed to making a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of heart disease and stroke through improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes.
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Awards, Lectures & Scholarships
Acknowledges significant achievements in cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Fellowship provides a means to recognize council members for outstanding contributions to the field and service to the American Heart Association (AHA).

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Publishes articles related to improving cardiovascular health and health care, and includes original research, reviews, and case studies relevant to clinical decision-making and health care policy. 

Council Committees
The QCOR Council is comprised of professionals who serve as experts on issues related to performance measures, quality of care, patient safety and outcomes research.
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Early Career
The QCOR Council fosters the development of early career professionals, including research scientists and clinicians.
Young Investigator Database Research Seed Grants
QCOR greatly values the development of young clinical investigators. The Council has a limited number of seed grants for young investigators for meritorious research projects based on the data gathered from GWTG®.
Funding Opportunities
The method for applying for funding is Web-based, using our electronic system, Grants@Heart.

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