Dermatology Center for Outcomes Research and Safety (DCORS)

  • DCORS Executive Director:  Suephy C. Chen, MD, MS
  • DCORS Clinical Trials Unit Director:  Zakiya P. Rice, MD
  • Clinical Research Coordinator:  Bridget Bradley, RN, FNP, CCRC

DCORS Mission

  • DCORS mission is to provide infrastructure for sponsored clinical trials, investigator-initiated studies, as well as quality and safety improvement measurement.  
  • DCORS misision is also to provide an environment that fosters new discovery and education in research.
  • Our goal is to facilitate the translation of basic science research into practical applications that will benefit patients, as well as investigate “real world” issues related to medical intervention.
  • Additionally, DCORS provides Emory investigators assistance in various aspects of conducting research, including designing protocols and budgets, obtaining IRB approval, patient recruitment, logistics of patient evaluation and data collection, and data analysis.

DCORS Structure

Three components that address our mission:

  • DCORS Clinical Trials Unit
  • Outcomes Research and Investigator-initiated Research
  • Measurement for quality improvement and safety

DCORS Clinical Trial Unit