The Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School recently helped launch the Center for Quality Outcomes, Discovery and Evaluation (C-QODE) alongside other proceduralist departments across the Medical School. With a focus on providing a convenient method for democratizing data, the center is improving data accessibility for clinical providers and researchers. 

Schelomo Marmor, PhD, MPH, and Christopher J. Tignanelli, MD, MS, FACS, FAMIA, both assistant professors in the Department of Surgery, are co-directors and co-founders of the center. Drs. Marmor and Tignanelli are also guided by a multidisciplinary governance and steering committee.

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