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Participate in AOSW’s Patient-Centered Research Collaborative for Psychosocial Oncology (PCRC)

Applications Are Being Accepted Until March 1st

The Association of Oncology Social Work’s Patient-Centered Research Collaborative (PCRC) for Psychosocial Oncology is accepting applications for participation until March 1. This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your research skills, participate in research, and use research to improve the quality of cancer care.

Aims of the project are to:
  • develop a sustainable community of cancer patients and survivors, oncology care providers, and researchers devoted to the delivery of psychosocial care for cancer patients 
  • establish a research cooperative group comprised of key stakeholders (oncology social workers), patients and academic researchers
  • enhance the capacity of the research group to conduct high quality patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research
  • engage the group in generation and prioritization of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Benefits of participation include:
  • Research training, skill-building, and mentorship
  • Opportunity to contribute to research that will enhance the quality of cancer care
  • Networking and collaboration with established OSW researchers
  • Round-trip airfare and one night lodging to attend the Research Institutes at the AOSW Annual Conferences in 2017 and 2018
  • $200 honorarium for creating and presenting a training module 
  • CEUs for attending monthly videoconferences (pending)
Selected participants will be:
  • social workers with at least two years of experience in oncology
  • employed at a cancer center
  • able to recruit a patient or survivor from their cancer program to participate as a partner in the research collaborative
If you are passionate about improving patient experiences and interested in participating in research, we encourage you to apply. 

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This initiative is being conducted in partnership with the University of Michigan School of Social Work (Project Lead is Brad Zebrack). For further questions about the PCRC, contact the project’s oncology social work consultant Caroline Macuiba, LCSW, OSW-C, at

For questions or concerns about the application, contact Lisa Kelley at (734) 764-4212, or email her at