Newsletter - December 2014

Articles

  1. Beidas RS, Wolk CL, Walsh LM, Evans AC, Hurford MO, Barg FK.
    Implement Sci. 2014 Nov 23;9(1):175. [Epub ahead of print]

  2. Edwards N1, Barker PM.
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Nov 1;67 Suppl 2:S157-62. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000322.

  3. Heintzman J1, Gold R2, Krist A2, Crosson J2, Likumahuwa S2, DeVoe JE2.
    J Am Board Fam Med. 2014 Nov-Dec;27(6):759-62. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2014.06.140092.

  4. Hoagwood K1, Olin S, Horwitz S.
    Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print]

  5. Neta G1, Glasgow RE, Carpenter CR, Grimshaw JM, Rabin BA, Fernandez ME, Brownson RC.
    Am J Public Health. 2014 Nov 13:e1-e9. [Epub ahead of print]

  6. Norton WE.
    Public Health Rep. 2014 Nov;129(6):536-42.

Resource of the Month



  • The Implementation Network's Resource of the Month for December is the new publication in the American Journal of Public Health, "A Framework for Enhancing the Value of Research for Dissemination and Implementation" by Gila Neta, Russell Glasgow, Christopher Carpenter, Jeremy Grimshaw, Borsika Rabin, Maria Fernandez and Ross Brownson. It is a comprehensive guide that identifies critical evaluation and reporting elements necessary to move research into practice is needed. The authors propose a framework that highlights the domains required to enhance the value of dissemination an d implementation research for end users. Dr. Gila Neta, of the National Cancer Institute, has been kind enough to provide us with a brief description of their new framework.

    Click here to read the full interview with Dr. Neta.

General Announcements

Conferences

  • The abstract submitter for AcademyHealth's 2015 Annual Research Meeting (ARM) is now open.  Presentation of cutting-edge health services research is the cornerstone of the Annual Research Meeting, offering researchers the opportunity to share important findings with providers and policymakers who can put the research into action. 

    AcademyHealth is seeking abstracts on 18 themes across multiple areas of study in health services research, as well as proposals for panels that present research or discuss key health policy topics. Abstracts submitted to the call for presentations will also be considered for publication in JAMA and HSR.

    More information is available online, including details on theme topics, submission criteria, instructions, and frequently asked questions. Authors must select an abstract category as well as a theme that best fits the subject area of their abstract.

    Abstract Submission Deadline:  January 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Webinars

  • PCORI is holding a webinar on how their developing research dissemination and implementation (D&I) framework will seek to put knowledge gained from patient-centered outcomes research into practice. You can provide your input on the proposed strategies.

    Register and find the draft D&I Framework and Toolkit here.


  • What New Investigators Need to Know about Dissemination and Implementation Research

    On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Dr. Alice Ammerman presented December’s Advanced Topics in Implementation Science Research webinar: What New Investigators Need to Know About Dissemination and Implementation. Implementation science methodologies, approaches and tools have great interdisciplinary applicability.

    Click here to view the archived webinar.
     

  • Monday, December 8, 2014, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST

    For many researchers, understanding the value and potential impact of research doesn't always equate to being able to articulate its significance to members of the media or to policymakers. 

    In an effort to help researchers understand their work in the context of the media and policy environments, AcademyHealth's Public Health Systems Research (PHSR)and Advocacy Interest Groups (IGs) are hosting a series of webinars aimed at preparing researchers for what to expect when and if their research gains traction in the media or policy arenas. 

    The first webinar of the series, "Research's Recognition in the Media: Two Sides of the Same Coin," which focused on the media component, was held on Tuesday, September 30. The second webinar of the series focuses on the policy component.

    Overview: For research to affect health system change, it must first be noticed and then implemented, whether by an entity, such as a health care provider, or through policy. But—when and if research does build momentum within the policy arena—do researchers know what to expect and how best to move forward? 

    This webinar, the second in a series from the Advocacy and PHSR IGs, will aim to prepare researchers for how to make the best use of their interaction(s) with congressional staff. Drawing on the perspectives of both the research and policy communities, this discussion will seek to help participants understand the process of moving research to policy and identify the challenges and opportunities that are part of that progression.

    Bringing one aspect of the policy angle to the discussion is Fern Goodhart, who currently advises Senator Tom Udall (NM) on health, education, Indian health and education, and domestic social legislative issues. To build on Ms. Goodhart’s policy expertise, and respond with a research perspective, will be Dr. Andrew Bindman, a professor of medicine, health policy, epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policy Fellow, where he worked on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee from 2009-2010, during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

    Click here to register for the webinar.

Job Opportunities

  • The Prevention Research Center at Penn State University is seeking candidates for the position of Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator – Community-based Prevention as part of the Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPISCenter). This position is part of a team responsible for providing technical assistance to communities throughout Pennsylvania in their implementation of the Communities That Care risk-focused prevention model for preventing and reducing youth delinquency and substance use.

    This position is based in the Prevention Research Center at University Park/State College, PA and is responsible for supporting coalitions in the Northwest, Northeast, and Southwest regions of Pennsylvania. Primary responsibilities include providing training and technical assistance on the CTC process to community mobilizers and coalition boards. We are looking for an outgoing, dynamic leader to take on this fun and challenging position! Please note that candidates will need to be able to work from our office in State College on a regular basis (i.e., weekly).

    Visit EPISCenter's website to learn more about CTC, the coalitions we support, and the work we love to do. You can also download the job posting as pdf or forward this email to anyone who may be a qualified candidate. 

  • The College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University seeks candidates for 5-6 tenure system faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor levels with an established research record of NIH or related federal (i.e., PCORI, AHRQ, CDC, DoD, etc.) funding and peer-reviewed journal articles to help build a new academic program of public health in a community with significant public health needs. We are seeking researchers who are (preferred) or soon will be R01-level principal investigators, who have a commitment to the welfare of underserved populations and communities. Our goal is to build a strong, energetic cohort of public health researchers who are dedicated to academic excellence and to research that improves the health and well-being of the communities around them. A generous endowment allows us to make highly competitive offers to investigators who can bring significant federal funding and a community orientation to help shape this new public health research effort in Flint, MI. 
     

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, visit our website at jobs.msu.edu. Refer to posting #9080. 




  • The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Cancer Institute’s (NCI), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), Implementation Science Team is seeking a health scientist with dissemination or implementation research experience to participate as an active team member on ongoing initiatives and to take leadership on new and emerging projects across the cancer continuum.  Both the discipline and content area expertise are open, but the candidate should be interested in health services/system science and able to work well with a variety of transdisciplinary groups and organizations, and to function independently.

    Candidates must have earned a PhD or equivalent in public health including health services, system science, health policy, health economics, behavioral sciences, social sciences, quantitative sciences, medicine, or related areas. Successful candidates will have a strong record of publications and extramural funding as well as experience and expertise in one or more areas related to the mission of the team. (See http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/is/about.html).

    Please submit a letter of interest indicating how qualifications fit with the opportunities above, a CV, and two representative publications to Arline Sanchez (arline.sanchez@nih.gov).  For questions about the position contact Dr. David Chambers, Deputy Director, Implementation Science (dchamber@mail.nih.gov) and Ms. Sanchez.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information about NCI, this division and the implementation science team, visit: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/is/.

     

  • THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, UNC GILLINGS SCHOOL OF GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL seeks outstanding candidates for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position in health care organization and management with expertise in organization behavior and theory.  Review of applicants will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, ScD) in health services research, management and organization, sociology, or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to conduct high quality research in health care organization and management, secure extramural funding, teach relevant courses, and advise students from across our degree programs. Candidates must have completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree at the time of appointment. Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods and implementation science are preferred.  

    The faculty and students of the Health Policy and Management Department are multidisciplinary and engage in research that encompasses a wide array of topics including implementation science, cancer, dental public health, mental health, children’s health, comparative effectiveness, and rural healthcare. Faculty come from varied backgrounds including finance, economics, decision sciences, policy, public administration, sociology, and other health management disciplines. The Department offers six different degrees, including some in residential and non-residential format. For more information, visit http://sph.unc.edu/hpm/.

    Please apply electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/60733. Include your complete curriculum vitae. Please include names and contact information of three professional references in your cover letter or vita.  For more information, contact:

    Mark Holmes, Ph.D.
    Chair, HCOM Faculty Position Selection Committee
    Department of Health Policy and Management
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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