Implementation Science News
The latest research, news, resources and opportunities from the field of implementation science.
November 2016
Welcome to the Implementation Science News!
Welcome, readers. You’re most likely receiving this newsletter because in the past you subscribed to the Implementation Network Newsletter. We’re excited to continue the work of Dr. Wynne E. Norton and Allyson Varley with the Implementation Science News, and very humbled by our selection to do so.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be adding some ‘Behind the Scenes’ posts to our site, to introduce our team and to give a glimpse into our editorial processes. We'll continue to post abstracts, opportunities and announcements to the site and feature timely announcements in the monthly newsletter.

This month we have highlights from our site, including: a featured article with commentary, conferences, fellowships, funding opportunities, jobs, training opportunities, webinars and abstracts. (Scroll down for additional newsletter sections.)

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Featured Article
Commentary On “A Theory-Based Process Evaluation Alongside A Randomised Controlled Trial Of Printed Educational Messages To Increase Primary Care Physicians’ Prescription Of Thiazide Diuretics For Hypertension”

Presseau J, Grimshaw JM, Tetroe JM, et al. A theory-based process evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial of printed educational messages to increase primary care physicians’ prescription of thiazide diuretics for hypertension [ISRCTN72772651]. Implementation Science. 2016;11(1):121.
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4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

November 14-18, 2016 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Online registration closes November 8, 2016
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9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

December 14-15, 2016 - Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
Standard Registration rates available through December 13, 2016
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in School Mental Health & Implementation Science, University of Washington

Foci of the fellowship include school-based mental health, clinical research methodology, implementation science, and educational equity.

Applications are due December 1, 2016.
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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Implementation Research in Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

In partnership with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health, the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research (CMHPSR) at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for one- and two-year post-doctoral fellowships. 

Applications are accepted all year, but are encouraged by January 1, 2017 for full consideration.
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Mentored Training in Dissemination & Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC)

The MT-DIRC program is an innovative D&I training program that combines a week-long summer institute each of a Fellow’s two years in the program with ongoing mentoring during the academic year.

Applications for the 2017 cohort are due January 9, 2017
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Funding Opportunities
AHRQ posts a Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements to Promote Information Science (R01) and Dissemination & Implementation Studies (R18)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.
Implementation Science Research to Improve Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Health (U01 Research Project - Cooperative Agreements)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications on the use of implementation science strategies aimed at reducing the time between establishment of the evidence base of interventions/policies/practices and widespread uptake and adoption for dental/oral/craniofacial health.

Letter of Intent due: January 21, 2017
Proposals due: February 21, 2017
Large Health Services Research Demonstration & Dissemination Projects for Prevention of Healthcare-associated Infections (R18)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by AHRQ invites grant applications for funding to conduct Large Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) that propose to address strategies and approaches for prevention and reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs). 

Posted by: AHRQ (PA-17-007)
Post date: October 13, 2016 (expires January 26, 2021)
Due dates: Standard due dates for R18 (Jan 25, May 25, Sept 25)
Job Opportunities
Learning Collaborative Improvement Advisor - University of Texas Health Science Center

The position is at the Trauma and Grief Center for Youth housed within the Department of Psychiatry.

Deadline for applications is November 4th, 2016, however we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. 
Assistant or Associate Professor - Drexel University

The Department of Health Management and Policy in the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health seeks applicants for a tenure-line position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of population health management and/or implementation and translational science in public health and health care.

The search will remain open until filled. For fullest consideration, please apply by December 15, 2016. 
PCORI Program Officer, Department of Science, Communication & Dissemination

Under the direction of the Scientific Program Director, the Program Officer is responsible for strategic decision-making and high-level management and monitoring of the program portfolio, funded projects, and program activities (e.g., advisory panels, workgroup meetings) that advance PCORI’s patient-centered research agenda. 
Director of Implementation Science Research - Brown University

The Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, is seeking a full time Psychiatrist or Psychologist for Director of Implementation Science Research. 

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Training Opportunities
Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences

The Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR), and is the only program of its kind in the United States. The program fulfills a national need for training in mixed methods and is a natural next step following the publication of the OBSSR “Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences."

Application due date: December 16, 2016
Program dates: June 26-28, 2017
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
2017 Implementation Science Institute at University of Pennsylvania

The purpose of the Implementation Science Institute is to provide participants with the tools to design and study rigorous implementation science research. The Institute will give an introduction to the foundations of implementation science (i.e., terminology, conceptual models and frameworks, study design). Students will also receive an overview of advanced topics including implementation strategies and sustainability. The course directors will cover tips for grant writing, skill development and time will be spent writing specific aims for Implementation Science grants.

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dates: March 9-11, 2017
Registration: opens November 1, 2016 (and continues through March 3, 2017; or until full)
A Virtual Grand Rounds series on Implementation Science from the Prevention Science & Methodology Group at Northwestern University

This fall the PSMG is holding an implementation science focused series of virtual grand rounds, chaired by JD Smith. To receive the call-in information and slides for the virtual grand rounds, please email Katia Chernyshov to be added to their list.

The Virtual Grand Rounds are held on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET.

Information for the next two grand rounds:
November 8, 2016 – David Chambers, PhD presents on the Adaptome and related issues

November 15, 2016 – Lindsey Zimmerman, PhD presents on participatory system dynamics as an implementation science method
Implementation Strategies: What about Tools and Toolkits?

This talk is part of the VA's Health Services Research and Development Cyberseminar Series. The presenter, Lisa Rubenstein, will explore the uses, quality, and impacts of tools and toolkits, and seek audience input on next steps for further developing and evaluating them.

Date: November 3, 2016 from 12-1pm EDT with the archived webinar, audio & transcript available for those who missed the live webinar.
Fireside Chat on the development of implementation science & future directions

This chat is part of NCI's Implementation Science Webinar series. Dr. David Chambers will host a fireside chat with the two former Deputy Directors for Implementation Science, Dr. Russell Glasgow and Dr. Jon Kerner. Topics for discussion include a key history of dissemination and implementation at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, and the field more broadly, as well as future directions, key research needs, and other priority areas.

Date: October 26, 2016 with the archived recording available within one week of the live session
Concept Mapping of PMTCT Implementation Challenges and Solutions Across 6 sub-Saharan African Countries in the NIH-PEPFAR PMTCT Implementation Science Alliance.

Aarons GA, Sommerfeld DH, Chi BH, et al. Concept Mapping of PMTCT Implementation Challenges and Solutions Across 6 sub-Saharan African Countries in the NIH-PEPFAR PMTCT Implementation Science Alliance. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2016;72 Suppl 2:S202-206.
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Tools developed and disseminated by guideline producers to promote the uptake of their guidelines.

Flodgren G, Hall AM, Goulding L, et al. Tools developed and disseminated by guideline producers to promote the uptake of their guidelines. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2016(8):Cd010669.
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Automatic classification of communication logs into implementation stages via text analysis.

Wang D, Ogihara M, Gallo C, et al. Automatic classification of communication logs into implementation stages via text analysis. Implementation science : IS. 2016;11(1):119.
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A modified theoretical framework to assess implementation fidelity of adaptive public health interventions.

Perez D, Van der Stuyft P, Zabala MC, Castro M, Lefevre P. A modified theoretical framework to assess implementation fidelity of adaptive public health interventions. Implementation science : IS. 2016;11(1):91.
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Strategies for disseminating recommendations or guidelines to patients: a systematic review.

Schipper K, Bakker M, De Wit M, Ket JC, Abma TA. Strategies for disseminating recommendations or guidelines to patients: a systematic review. Implementation science : IS. 2016;11(1):82.
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