Strategic Outreach Service (SOS)


The mission of the Strategic Outreach Service (SOS) is to market and reach out to Madigan staff and external research organizations regarding Department of Clinical Investigation (DCI) services and collaborative research opportunities within Madigan and Regional Health Command - Pacific. SOS team members support investigators initiating extramural research collaborations, clerkship of laboratory trainees, and coordination of DCI-sponsored events.


Offices are located within the administrative area of DCI.


SOS is staffed with multiple subject matter experts from several DCI services.


SOS coordinates outreach to market and facilitate collaborative research within Madigan, research with other entities within the DOD, and collaborators in the community. SOS outreach efforts encompasses training and educational events to communicate and disseminate research-related information, survey and address research related needs within Madigan.

Annual Madigan Research Day

DCI hosts annually the COL Pat C. Kelly Madigan Research Day on the last Friday in April. This day showcases the best of Madigan's research through podium presentations on pre-clinical, prospective/retrospective, and staff projects, as well as posters covering original research and case reports. The event includes a renowned keynote speaker and guests from around the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast. The day culminates with an award ceremony honoring the best podium and poster presentation for each respective category, along with honorary research awards.

Applied Research Training Course

The Applied Research Training course is offered by DCI in partnership with the Faculty Development Fellows of Family Medicine Department. The two day course is scheduled every Fall at a location on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The course targets novice investigators in any medical discipline; however, experienced researchers are invited to attend and share their expertise. The course covers a basic overview of the information that helps the investigator understand and begin conducting meaningful research. Topics include formulating the research question, searching the medical literature, a medical library overview, study design, basic statistics, writing for publication and elements of an abstract, poster presentations, qualitative study design, regulatory and ethical issues for researchers, and DCI services offered. CME/CNE credits are offered for the course.

Gamble Lecture

Named in honor of Major General Jack K. Gamble, USAF, this annual clinical/translational research presentation is delivered by invited leaders and subject matter experts in military health. Previous lecturers have included: COL (ret) George Peoples (2017, Director of the Cancer Vaccine Development Program, USUHS), MG Lein (2015, Commander, USAMRMC), and Dr. Christian Macedonia (2014, DARPA).

Strategic Outreach Service (SOS)

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact Information

Chief: (253) 968-0880
Fax: (253) 968-1044
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