Scientist from Germany Visits Boston ROC

in Recent News, ROC Blog, Uncategorized
November 7th, 2012

Boston ROC had an exciting opportunity for international collaboration.  Eva Stoiber, MD spent the fall working with researchers at the Boston ROC to expand her interest in  outcome measurement and the use of different instruments to evaluate the patient health status, especially in diseases with chronic pain.  Dr. Stoiber received her MD degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and has conducted research in obstetrical procedures and outcomes of very-low-birth-weight-infants, and the treatment of migraine headaches with acupuncture. She worked as a research assistant in the Clinical Epidemiology Unit of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and assisted with a NIH grant application on a multi-center pilot study of dialysis vascular access graft survival.  Since 2001, Dr. Stoiber has been working in private practice with focus on Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  She is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Public Health at Munich Ludwig-Maximilians-University.

While at Boston ROC, Dr. Stoiber worked with Boston ROC’s Co-Director Dr. Alan Jette, and Boston ROC research scientists Drs. Pengsheng Ni and Christine McDonough to evaluate the Osteoarthritis Computer Adaptive Test (OA-CAT) for patients with hip dysplasia.  She compared scores on the OA-CAT to scores from other instruments commonly used to assess person with osteoarthritis (i.e., WOMAC, Modified Harris Hip Score and SF12. During her stay at Boston ROC, Dr. Stoiber had the opportunity to gain insight into different aspects of study design, data management, scoring procedures, statistical analysis and evaluation of results.

Dr. Stoiber presented the results of her anaylsis and a summary of her experience with the Boston ROC on Wednesday, November 14 at 12pm. Visit the BostonROC calendar for more information.