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Dr. Shellie Ellis
Shellie Ellis, M.A. Ph.D.

The Multi-TEAM Systems Framework Precision Oncology Reflex Testing (TEAMSPORT) is a quasi-experimental research study that investigates a team facilitation strategy for implementing pathologist-initiated genomic testing. TEAMSPORT’s principal investigator, Shellie Ellis, M.A. Ph.D., was awarded a five-year grant by the National Cancer Institute.   

The project aims to increase the orders of national guideline-based genomic testing, reduce the turnaround times to test results and increase effective inter-team functioning and communication between pathology and oncology departments using implementation science methods.

It will first be implemented at The University of Kansas Health System, then adapted for use in community oncology programs to eliminate geographic disparities. As a result of the study, a TEAMSPORT toolkit is being released that community health care systems can utilize to develop a standardized workflow process to order reflex genomic testing. 

Meet the Team

TEAMSPORT TIMELINE: Baseline Data Collection to Intervention to Post-Intervention Data Collection to Implementation at TUKHS and KUMC to TEAMSPORT Toolkit adaption in Community Cancer System

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In the News

Read an article about the TEAMSPORT research study, featuring an interview with Dr. Ellis
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Get in Touch

If you have questions about Multi-TEAM Systems Framework Precision Oncology Reflex Testing (TEAMSPORT), please get in touch.

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See also, Dr. Shellie Ellis' Implementation Impact Research Collaborative site. 


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