Newsletter - June 2015

Articles

  1. Brownson RC1, Allen P2, Jacob RR2, Harris JK2, Duggan K2, Hipp PR3, Erwin PC4.
    Am J Prev Med. 2015 May;48(5):543-51. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.11.015.

  2. Ehrhart MG1, Aarons GA2,3, Farahnak LR4,5,6.
    Implement Sci. 2015 May 7;10(1):65. [Epub ahead of print]

  3. Gagliardi AR1, Webster F2, Straus SE3.
    BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 May 14;15(1):198. doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-0863-7.

  4. Leeman J1,2, Calancie L3, Hartman MA4, Escoffery CT5, Herrmann AK6, Tague LE7, Moore AA8, Wilson KM9, Schreiner M10, Samuel-Hodge C11.
    Implement Sci. 2015 May 29;10(1):80. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0272-7.

  5. Maar M1, Yeates K2, Barron M3, Hua D4, Liu P5, Moy Lum-Kwong M6, Perkins N7, Sleeth J8, Tobe J9, Wabano MJ10, Williamson P11, Tobe SW12,13.
    Implement Sci. 2015 May 4;10(1):64. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0257-6.

  6. Pronovost PJ1, Holzmueller CG, Molello NE, Paine L, Winner L, Marsteller JA, Berenholtz SM, Aboumatar HJ, Demski R, Armstrong CM; Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Team.
    Acad Med. 2015 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Resource of the Month

  • The Implementation Network's Resource of the Month for June is the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Center for Implementation Research (CIR). The CIR is developing training, mentoring, and clinical partnership infrastructures to support the growth of implementation research across campus and Arkansas. Dr. Geoffrey Curran has been kind enough to provide us with an overview of this great new center.
     


    What is the Center for Implementation Research (CIR)? When was it founded, by whom, and why?

    The CIR at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) was founded in the summer of 2014.  Funding for the CIR comes from the College of Pharmacy and the College of Medicine at UAMS.  The Deans of these Colleges and the Chancellor of UAMS decided to invest in growing the capacity at UAMS to conduct implementation research.  The CIR is developing training, mentoring, and clinical partnership infrastructures to support the growth of implementation research across campus and Arkansas.  As well, the CIR is playing a role in quality improvement efforts within UAMS's clinical programs across the state.   

Conferences



  • December 14-15, 2015 
    with Technical Assistance Workshop on Wednesday, December 16
    Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

    Cohosted by AcademyHealth and the National Institutes of Health

    A forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implementation, the 8th annual conference aims to grow the research base by bridging the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine.

    Researchers, evaluators and implementers who are interested in identifying opportunities, challenges, and strategies for disseminating the findings and implementation of research to key stakeholders attended the meeting and discussed, debated, and explored in-depth approaches to advance dissemination and implementation science. 

    Click here for more information on the conference

Webinars



  • Tuesday June 17, 2015 2:00-3:00pm ET
     
    The negative impact of tobacco use on the short and long term prognosis of cancer patients and survivors is increasingly well-understood.  Over the next three months, the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership will lead a concerted effort to highlight key research and intervention findings to address this issue.
     
    The NCI Research to Reality cyber-seminar kicks off this three-part series by highlighting two innovative and successful interventions designed to deliver evidence-based tobacco control interventions to patients and survivors.
     
    Click here to register for the webinar.
  • Join us for our next Advanced Topics in Dissemination & Implementation Research webinar hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences Implementation Science Team.
     
    On Friday, June 12, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 pm ET, Drs. Kitson and Harvey will present “Use of theory in implementation research; Pragmatic application and scientific advancement of the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) framework”.  In follow up to our January session, “Applying Models and Frameworks to D&I Research: An Overview & Analysis” we have developed a suite of webinars that will delve deeper into popular D&I frameworks, operationalization, and specific examples where they have been used. June’s seminar will introduce the PARiHS framework, as well as an updated version, and its application in a series of studies highlighting its use to guide data collection, analyses and its potential for syntheses and to guide tailoring of implementation strategies.

    Click here to register for the webinar.

Job Opportunities


  • Engility Corporation is seeking a Health Services Implementation Specialist with recent experience in dissemination and implementation research and/or the implementation of evidence –based health service programs or interventions. The candidate must understand the roles of various processes for how interventions are implemented and the context of dissemination factors (setting, population, behaviors, organizational factors and policies) on results.

    The Health Services Implementation Research Scientist would support the DoD Center of Excellence for Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and work closely with project technical staff, project and client research and clinical subject matter experts, clinical providers, and education and training professionals. The primary responsibility is to provide consultation and expert technical assistance to develop strategic dissemination and implementation plans, processes, procedures and materials in support of a new knowledge translation program.  This includes developing dissemination and implementation models and specific processes for a comprehensive and adaptable knowledge translation program and developing and deploying targeted plans for identified evidence-based products and interventions.  The span of work includes synthesis of the evidence base, supporting analysis of stakeholder needs in primarily PH/TBI research and clinical care, data analysis, planning, developing, executing and evaluating  dissemination and implementation strategies, processes and activities. Candidate is expected to leverage implementation science practices from related Federal agencies (VA QUERI, AHRQ, CDC, SAMHSA, and NIH).

    Click here for more information about this job announcement

     

  • The  Frances  Payne  Bolton School of Nursing (FPB) at Case Western Reserve University  is  a  globally-recognized leader  in  nursing  education and research.  FPB  consistently  ranks  among  the top nursing programs in the country (#15 for our graduate programs, according to 2011 rankings in U.S. News  &  World  Report).  Its  commitment  to excellence  in  research and scholarship,  small class sizes, distinguished faculty, global initiatives, and  other academic  innovations  poise  FPB  as  a leading institution of nursing education for students at all levels of study. The Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute  for  Best Nursing Practices Based on Evidence stimulates the use of  best  nursing practices based  on  evidence as a basis for delivering superior  health  care,  shaping  the  next  phase of nursing research, and providing  educational  standards  for  nursing  education  and practice.

    The   Endowed  Professor/Director  will  manage  daily  activities  of the Institute  and play a strong role in strategic planning and implementation. The  scope  of  the  work  of  the  Institute  Director includes: Research; Scholarship; Education,Teaching and Training; and Community Relations/Dissemination of Best Practices. The successful candidate will perform  research,  write grants, publish and lead student research. He/she will  work collaboratively with both internal and external constituents to further  the  institutes  goals.  The  position reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing and has the report of an administrative assistant.

    The  ideal candidate will be a licensed RN with a Masters Degree in Nursing from  an  accredited  institution  and  a PhD in Nursing, Public Health or related specialty.  A qualified candidate will be an Associate Professor or Professor who  can  meet  Case  Western tenure requirements. Experience in conducting  research,  grant  writing,  obtaining funds  for  research and successful  publication in data based, high quality, peer-reviewed journals is  also  required. Conducting current or recent cutting edge translational or multidisciplinary  research  that  enhances  nursing  practice and/or improves  patient outcomes is necessary. Strong management experience that includes directing a research team is also essential.


    Click here for more infortmation about this job announcement.

     


  • Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
     
    Mayo Clinic seeks Health Services Researchers with a Ph.D. in a field relevant to Health Services Research (i.e. public health, decision sciences, psychology, health services research, health systems engineering), or an M.D. with additional training or experience in one or more of these areas for faculty positions within and outside the tenure system.  Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Scientific leadership opportunities exist for mid- to senior-level researchers with the appropriate level of demonstrated experience. 

    Click here to apply and learn more.  Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and a statement
    of research interests. Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:

    Timothy Beebe, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director for Research, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
    Mayo Clinic
    E-mail: schilbe.jennifer@mayo.edu

Training Opportunities

  • King's College London are now accepting applications for the MSc in Implementation and Improvement Science.

    Fees bursaries are available for early applicants who meet the criteria.

    MSc Implementation and Improvement Science is aimed at those who need to design, evaluate and research robust implementation and improvement science programmes. The course is aimed at those from health, policy, NGO and government sector, including health and social science researchers both in the UK and working in an international context.

    There are many theories of implementation and scores of improvement techniques. This MSc teaches what’s already known about various different approaches and how to critically examine techniques and theories. And you will discover the similarities and differences between improvement and implementation, knowledge mobilisation, knowledge translation, translational medicine, patient safety interventions, service improvement and clinical innovation.

    Your teachers will include some of the world’s leading experts in implementation and improvement science, many of whom have contributed to the development of this programme, and you will gain practical experience by working on an improvement or implementation project.

    The MSc is awarded by King’s College London. It has been created jointly by researchers at King’s and Kingston and St George’s, University of London who are part of the NIHR CLAHRC South London, a research organisation working to improve health services.

    For more information please visit:
    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/implementation-and-improvement-science

  • Indiana University School of Medicine is offering the nation's first and only Certificate in Innovation and Implementation Science.

    Sweeping reform and complex market forces are transforming the way health care is delivered and managed in the United States. Until now training needed for clinicians (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, etc.) and healthcare administrators to spearhead these changes has not existed.

    The new part-time graduate level certificate program blends online instruction with one weekend per month classroom instruction in Indy.

    Clinicians and administrators earning the certificate will be equipped to spearhead the discovery and implementation of new cost-effective, patient-centric and value-based care delivery models, as well as implement evidence-based practices into routine patient care by applying innovation and implementation science concepts into their everyday work environments in a wide range of setting including physician offices, clinics, therapy centers, surgical practices, health care agencies, hospitals, and industry.

    Click here to learn more about this certificate program.