Newsletter - November 2014

Articles

  1. Brown C, Chamberlain P, Saldana L, Padgett C, Wang W, Cruden G.
    Implement Sci. 2014 Oct 14;9(1):134. [Epub ahead of print]

  2. Douglas S1, Button S, Casey SE.
    Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print]

  3. Ehrhart MG, Aarons GA, Farahnak LR.
    Implement Sci. 2014 Oct 23;9(1):157. [Epub ahead of print]

  4. Gerber JS1, Prasad PA1, Fiks AG2, Localio AR3, Bell LM2, Keren R2, Zaoutis TE1.
    JAMA. 2014 Oct 10. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.14042. [Epub ahead of print]

  5. Kilbourne AM1, Atkins D.
    J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]

  6. Kirchner JE1, Ritchie MJ, Pitcock JA, Parker LE, Curran GM, Fortney JC.
    J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]

  7. Li J1, Hinami K, Hansen LO, Maynard G, Budnitz T, Williams MV.
    Acad Med. 2014 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]

  8. Malički M1, Marušić A2; OPEN (to Overcome failure to Publish nEgative fiNdings) Consortium.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Oct;67(10):1103-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.06.002. Epub 2014 Jul 14.

  9. Margolies PJ, Broadway-Wilson K, Gregory R, Jewell TC, Scannevin G Jr, Myers RW, Fernandez HA, Ruderman D, McNabb L, Chiang IC, Marino L, Dixon LB.
    Psychiatr Serv. 2014 Oct 15. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201400383. [Epub ahead of print]

  10. Saul JE1, Bonito JA, Provan K, Ruppel E, Leischow SJ.
    Am J Public Health. 2014 Oct;104(10):e98-105. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302074. Epub 2014 Aug 14.

  11. Squires JE1, Sullivan K, Eccles MP, Worswick J, Grimshaw JM.
    Implement Sci. 2014 Oct 6;9:152. doi: 10.1186/s13012-014-0152-6.

Resource of the Month

General Announcements

Conferences


  • The 3rd biennial Global Implementation Conference will focus on the role of implementation for Large Scale Social Impact

    The goal of the GIC 2015 is to bring key stakeholders together around a common agenda focused on building the implementation capacity of organizations and systems to create collective and social impact.

    This call for abstracts invites implementation practitioners, organizational leaders, administrators, re- searchers, policy developers, and researchers, consultants in intermediary roles and others with an in- terest in implementation research and science to submit proposals for oral or poster presentations fo- cusing on the areas of:

    • Scaling and Capacity Development for Social Impact

    • Shared Measurement Systems and Rapid Results

    • Working together to develop the Implementation Infrastructure

    • Communication and Knowledge Capture
    • Regional, National, and Global Implementation Collaboration 

    Abstract submission closes November 7, 2014. Abstracts may only be submitted online on http://globalimplementation.org/gic via the abstract submis- sion page. If you have any problems, please e-mail jen@theimplementationgroup.com 

     
  • 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: 

    Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health


    Register today for the 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation (December 8-9, 2014 in Bethesda, MD).

    A forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implementation, the 7th 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 are encouraged to attend.

    Discuss, debate, and explore in-depth approaches to advance dissemination and implementation science. 

    Newly Updated Agenda
    Explore the online agenda, which now includes all abstract titles, and confirmed and invited speakers. The program features  panel, oral, and plenary presentations, a keynote address, two poster sessions, two lunch roundtable
    sessions, and breakout sessions complemented by peer-reviewed abstracts.

    Keynote Address
    Peter Pronovost, Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine 

    Register Today
    Researchers, evaluators, implementers, and other key practice stakeholders who are interested in identifying opportunities, challenges, and strategies for accelerating the implementation of research findings are encouraged to attend . Online registration ends on December 1 and space is filling up fast so register today and secure your spot.

  • Sunday, December 7 | 1:00-5:30 p.m.

    The Technical Assistance (TA) Workshop for Investigators New to D&I Research is intended for researchers who are interested in submitting an application for dissemination and implementation research under current funding opportunity announcements that have been issued by the co-sponsors of the conference (e.g. NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, RWJF, VA). The research should have an emphasis on describing funding opportunities, characteristics of success studies, design issues, and the application submission and review process. Preference will be given to those investigators who have not previously been awarded a D&I research grant.

    Investigators will receive content-specific feedback through written review comments and via facilitated group discussion. Investigators interested in individual, one-on-one sessions with program staff will have an opportunity to connect with staff from 11:00-1:00 p.m. prior to the beginning of the TA workshop. If you would like to have an individual meeting with a specific staff member, you are encouraged to arrange this prior to arriving at the conference as individual TA sessions will not be a formal part of the program.

    In order to confirm participation in the TA workshop, please submit:

    • Contact information
    • Funding agency/organization of interest (select one of the following: AHRQ, CDC, NIH, PCORI, RWJF, VA)
      • If NIH, please indicate institute or center of interest, and 
    • One page abstract as a Word document
      • Key question to be answered by the research
      • Summary of approach and methods
      • Any questions about advancing the topic further

    In order to confirm participation in the TA workshop, please submit your contact information and one page abstract as a Word document by November 14, 2014. In the subject line of the email, please indicate "Technical Assistance Workshop Submission.” If you have any questions, feel free to email Gila Neta.
     

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    Join the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement in New York City on December 4, 2014 for Achieving Meaningful Population Health Outcomes: A Workshop on Spread and Scale. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussion about the spread, scale, and sustainability of strategies to improve population health in a variety of contexts. Drawing on the expertise of practitioners in health and non-health sectors, specific topics to be explored will focus on the practical "how to" spread and scale, while considering both the barriers and successes to effectively impacting populations. The workshop will focus on case studies of evidence-based initiatives in state, national, and international contexts as invited speakers share their knowledge and experience in moderated discussions. The workshop will consider how to spread and scale through a variety of programs, practices, policies, and ideas with a particular interest in learning how to evaluate the impact of different efforts on population health outcomes. 

    The workshop will begin at 8:00 AM in the Silberman Auditorium of Hunter College's The Silberman School of Social Work, which is located at 2180 Third Avenue (at 119th Street) New York, NY 10035 and will also be webcast live. For more information, including workshop registration visit www.iom.edu/spreadhealth

Webinars

Job Opportunities


  • The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division of Health Services Research, in conjunction with the UAMS Center for Implementation Research, seeks an implementation scientist.  The position will be commensurate with background and experience falling between the Assistant to Full Professor range.  A tenure track appointment is available for qualified candidates.  The successful applicant will work with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists across a wide range of implementation research activities within mental health contexts-- e.g., developing and testing implementation strategies, observational studies of real-world implementation, hybrid clinical effectiveness-implementation trials, and preliminary research on barriers/facilitators to implementation. 
     
    The Division of Health Services Research (DHSR) is the largest research division within the UAMS Department of Psychiatry with 19 faculty members working collaboratively on research funded by NIH, PCORI, VA, and the DoD (http://psychiatry.uams.edu/research-2/division-of-health-services-research/).  DHSR is the home to three nationally recognized VA-funded mental health services research centers and two post-doctoral research training programs. The newly-founded Center for Implementation Research (CIR) is a joint entity between the Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy at UAMS.  The CIR will strive for a nationally recognized, extramurally funded program with a dual focus on developing generalizable knowledge from research and conducting demonstration projects in high priority implementation areas.    
    Early-career applicants will be evaluated on academic background, level of productivity within the field of implementation science, and evidence of strong collaboration.  Mid-career or senior-level applicants should have a successful history of NIH, PCORI, VA and/or DoD funding with strong academic credentials and the motivation to not only compete for federal funding but to mentor junior faculty in the process. 
    UAMS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 
     
    To apply, please send indication of interest and CV to: 
     
    Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD

    gmcurran@uams.edu
    Director, Center for Implementation Research
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine
    Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College Of Pharmacy
    4301 West Markham, Slot #522-4
    Little Rock, AR 72205
    P: (501) 686-7610 F: (501) 296-8199 

  • The Division of General Medical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking clinical researchers for tenure-track faculty positions. Successful candidates will have training in outcomes research, decision sciences, comparative effectiveness research, epidemiology, or health services research. The Department of Medicine is expanding its programs in outcomes research, presenting opportunities for researchers who can take advantage of existing institutional strengths. Preference will be given to those with an established record of funding and publications, though outstanding junior candidates will also be considered. The faculty member's primary responsibility will be to conduct research with extramural grant funding. In addition, the faculty member may be involved in clinical teaching programs or in part-time clinical practice. Salary and academic rank will be based on experience and background. 

    Send CV, cover letter, and names of three references to:

    Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH
    Richard and Elizabeth Henby Sutter Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Director, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences
    Assistant Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
    Washington University School of Medicine
    660 South Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8005
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    Phone 314-454-8638
    Fax 314-454-5113 

     


  • The Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Kentucky is pleased to announce openings for 2 tenure track positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor ranks.  The Department offers fully accredited MHA, MPH, and DrPH degrees and plans to develop a PhD program in Health Services Research.  Faculty members have current or recent funding from NIDA, NIAAA, PCORI, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (the department houses the RWJF-funded National Coordinating Center for Public Health Systems Research) as well as government and industry.
     
    For the first position, applicants should have a specialization in health economics and a PhD in a related field (e.g., health management and policy, health services research, or economics with an emphasis in health economics).  For the second position, area of specialization is open, but all applicants should have strong health services research skills and a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., health management and policy, health services research, sociology, quantitative psychology, or epidemiology). 
     
    We are especially interested in applicants with interests and expertise in addiction health services research, rural health, patient-centered outcomes research, and implementation science.  All applicants should have demonstrated potential or evidence of achievement in extramural funding (e.g., AHRQ, NIH, or PCORI), scholarly publications, and teaching. 
     
    For more information about the department, please see our website at http://www.uky.edu/publichealth/departments/health-management-and-policy
     
    To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references via email to cphhmp@uky.edu 
     
    Review of applications will begin immediately.  For full consideration, all applications should be received by December 1, 2014.  The position start date is on or before August 1, 2015.
  • A Director is sought for the Evans Center for Dissemination and Implementation (D/I) Science in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. The Center has been created to catalyze innovative, high value, durable improvements in medical care, particularly for under-served patient populations, through research and education in the science of D/I. The center will have robust partnerships with the Boston Medical Center Health System and the VA Healthcare Systems. Support for the center will include partial salary support for the Director, Administrative staff, and pilot grant awards. In addition to the active involvement of faculty in the Department of Medicine, the center will be expected to create an interdisciplinary approach to D/I involving faculty with backgrounds in public health, systems engineering, evaluation science, information science, quantitative sciences, health policy, behavioral sciences, and economics. A secondary appointment for the Director in the Department of Health Policy and Management of the Boston University School of Public Health will be encouraged. A Director is sought with outstanding qualities in leadership and mentoring, a strong record of academic achievement in D/I, and experience in the application of principles of D/I science in health care settings. The Director must have either a M.D. or Ph.D. degree. Academic rank in the Boston University School of Medicine will be commensurate with prior accomplishments. Interested candidates should respond with a letter describing their relevant background and C.V. to David Coleman, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine at colemand@bu.edu. Boston University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

    Click here to read the job announcement.

Training Opportunities



  • The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accepting applications for post-doctoral training in implementation science. PRACCTIS (Prevention and Control of Cancer: Training in Implementation Science) is a full-time NCI-funded post-doctoral fellowship training program designed to provide the next generation of cancer prevention and control researchers with the knowledge and skill sets to eliminate gaps in translation of research to practice along the cancer continuum. This includes primary prevention (e.g. obesity, diet, physical activity, tobacco, sun exposure), cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This 2-3 year program includes didactic training in implementation science and mentored research opportunities in collaboration with clinical, public health and community practice-based organizations. This program is co-led by Stephenie Lemon, Ph.D. and Tom Houston, MD, MPH. Interested candidates can learn more at www.umassmed.edu/pracctis or by contacting Stephenie Lemon at pracctis@umassmed.edu.   


  • Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Assistant Professor Dr. Cara Lewis in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington Campus. This position is made possible through NIMH funding of a D&I-focused R01: Standardized versus Tailored Implementation of Measurement Based Care for Depression. The postdoctoral research associate will be involved in all aspects of the R01 research process. Strong applicants will have a doctoral degree in psychology, experience and demonstrated effectiveness in implementation research, clinical training and experience in measurement-based care, experience working in the context of an academic-community partnership, experience serving as project lead or coordinator on federally funded projects, and excellent time management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

    Interested applicants should submit (1) a maximum 2-page statement of interest outlining the basis of your interest in implementation science and goals for the fellowship, (2) updated curriculum vitae, (3) one pre- or reprint you feel would help to demonstrate your research proficiency, and (4) three professional references to Dr. Cara Lewis (lewiscc@indiana.edu). Application review will begin January 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. This is a 100% FTE position. The stipend and benefits are competitive. This position is expected to begin summer 2015, or earlier if applicant is available. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, but a multi-year appointment is possible, and desirable, with renewals. For more details please visit our webpage: http://www.indiana.edu/~lewislab/opportunities/

  • If you wish to join an exciting learning collaborative of dissemination and implementation (D & I) researchers, we invite you to apply to our program entitled: Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC). The MT-DIRC is first of its kind for post- doctoral scholars (fellows)—primarily individuals in early careers who want to pursue D & I research in cancer. This program will place strong emphasis on mentoring, applying competencies and curriculum specifically focused on cancer disparities, and working with a diverse set of partners. Our on-site training, June 1st-5th, 2015, will balance didactic presentations and dialogue, balancing formal learning with informal interactions. Time will be included for one-to-one interactions between fellows and faculty as well as small group discussions that allow fellows to learn from each other and develop a network. Following on-site training, fellows will engage in mentoring relationship and networking activities. Fellows are enrolled in the program for two years.

    For more information or to apply click here.


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Improvement Science

    King’s College, London

    King’s Improvement Science (KIS) (www.kingsimprovementscience.org) is a collaboration between King’s College London and its partners in the King’s Health Partners (KHP) Academic Health Sciences Centre—King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. 

    KIS aims to detect and remedy quality gaps in its constituent NHS Trusts and to develop the relatively new field of improvement and implementation science. Via a suite of prestigious one and three year fellowships, KIS will develop a new cadre of post-doctoral staff who will bridge the clinical-research divide in healthcare improvement. KIS aims to meet the internationally recognised need for researchers of this type, and help to correct a historic imbalance in healthcare research funding away from applied health and social care research. 

    KIS are delighted to offer three post-doctoral fellowships of one year duration and three post-doctoral fellowships of three years duration to outstanding post-doctoral researchers. The fellows will work on improvement / implementation science research at the King's Health Partners Trusts. Fellowship post-holders will be employed by King's College London and receive supervision from senior academic staff at King's College London. Please note that one of the three year fellowships is to work on patient and public involvemnt (PPI) (please see job reference (THW/14/059639/317). We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates with experience of using health services for a long-term condition for this post in particular. 

    The post holders will contribute to the development of improvement / implementation science. During the course of the fellowship, the post holders will be expected to publish first author publications in high impact scientific journals and make a significant authorial contribution to others. At the end of the preparatory one year fellowships, fellows are expected to have applied for their own post-doctoral grant in improvement / implementation science. At the end of the three year fellowships, fellows are expected to have lead their own improvement science research project, contributed significantly to the improvement science knowledge base and to have secured their own grant in improvement / implementation science. 

    Fellowship candidates can apply to work on one of the projects listed on the KIS website (see www.kingsimprovementscience.org/jobs), or can propose their own original one or three year project within the field of improvement / implementation science. 

    Within their application, candidates must clearly indicate their project preference, or state that they wish to make their own proposal and provide a clear outline of this. The outline should provide details of: the project aims, scientific significance in relation to improvement and implementation science, proposed methodology, timescales, plans for dissemination and potential impact. Candidates should explain why they are seeking a career in the field of improvement / implementation science and should describe their suitability for a fellowship with reference to the person specification. 

    Closing date for applications is 12 November 2014. 

    Interviews to be held week commencing 1st Dec 2014. 

    To apply for this post, you will need to register with the Hirewire system first to download and submit the application form. Please note, should you wish to submit a CV or a short statement, you will need to copy & paste these documents after the application form as the system will only accept one document to be uploaded.

    https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=55500

    If you have questions about this role, please contact: Karen Smith, Tel: 02078485702, Email: karen.1.smith@kcl.ac.uk