Executive Summary

MCORRP continues to grow every year by expanding our registries and increasing our student internship program.  The faculty, staff, fellows, residents and student interns of our ten registries collecting data on thousands of patients and hundreds of thousands of patient follow-ups.  Our global presence has expanded. We coordinate our registries with national and international sites across all 50 states and in 13 countries. Our work will be highlighted at numerous national and international meetings this year, along with many local internal research symposiums.


Our summer internship program accommodated 36 superb students in 2017 from the following schools: Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI), Hope College (Holland , MI), Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI), Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR), University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI), University of Nevada, School of Medicine (Reno, NV), University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (Toledo, OH), and Washington University (St. Louis, MO). We have 10 returning students, 21 new students and 5 medical students. Our student interns worked diligently on our registries and their own research projects.  

MCORRP continues to publish manuscripts, opening the door to more intensive and in-depth studies and improvements in care. In the coming years, we will continue to expand participation in our multisite registries, many into new countries. We will also be increasing our output of peer reviewed publications, presentations at scientific meetings, as well as launching additional quality improvement initiatives. We also look forward to continuing our exciting participation in training tomorrow’s health services researchers, health care providers and health care leaders.  

MCORRP is a vibrant, forwarding thinking impactful health services research laboratory. Through teamwork, global collaboration, and commitment to excellence in science, we are changing the world.