Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research


Patient Advisory Group Membership

The MU PCOR Patient Advisory Board provides an opportunity for patients and caregivers to review and influence Center research projects. The group meets each month to review our Small Project Award proposals and to provide advice on new projects and activities focused on engaging patients in research.

The Patient Advisory Board also is available to review and provides patient perspective/input on research from any MU or School of Medicine research project.

Members are compensated for their time and expertise. For more information on becoming a member of the PCOR Patient Advisory Group, contact Lynne Lawrence via email at LawrenceLD@health.missouri.edu or call 573-882-3126

Patient Advisory Board members talk about what they do in the video below:

PCOR Competency Badges of Accomplishment

Participants in PCOR related events, projects and internal MU and external activities may qualify for varying levels of Badges that certify your accomplishments and knowledge in the field of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.

Each Badge includes a comprehensive overview of the competencies and skills obtained. Badges are individually gained through participation in PCOR seminars, courses, and webinars as well as through attaining outside competencies such as attendance in University of California-Davis PCOR courses and also documents other educational accomplishments. Each Badge provides individuals with a word document that lists achievements and accomplishments in the field of PCOR.

Robin Kruse can provide more information on PCOR Badges.


Treeple is a social media application that was developed by Dr. Glen Cameron. Among its many potential applications, it is used by members of PCOR for providing information and engaging study participants and others in MU PCOR activities. Treeple is also being used in Project 2, assisting in improving the discharge process for patients returning home from skilled nursing facilities by proving a means for discharge facilities, patients, caregivers and physicians to connect and maintain data related to the patient's ongoing care and well-being.