Implementation Science News
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latest updates from the field brought to you by the Consortium for Implementation Science, a joint endeavor of RTI International & the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
January 2017
Happy New Year
Welcome to a new year and a new edition of the Implementation Science News!

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

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Resource of the Month
Presentations from the 9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health are now available! 

The 9th Annual conference took place December 14-15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. and focused on high priority areas in D&I research. If you weren’t able to attend the conference or didn’t get to attend every session that interested you, you can now view and download presentations from the conference. 

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Commentary on one of the key themes of the 9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination & Implementation in Health

This month's Associate Editor, Alexis Kirk, discusses balancing adaptation and fidelity, one of the key themes of #DISCIENCE16.
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4th Biennial Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference (SIRC 2017)

September 8-9, 2017 – Seattle, Washington

Organizers for the 4th Biennial Society for Implementation Science Collaboration Conference will be accepting abstracts beginning January 20th. The theme for SIRC 2017 is “Implementation Mechanisms: What Makes Implementation Work and Why?”  

Abstract submissions are due by March 15, 2017.

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Global Implementation Conference 2017 (GIC 2017)

June 20-21, 2017 – Toronto, Canada 

The meeting theme for the 4th Biennial Global Implementation Conference is “Expanding Implementation Perspectives: Engaging Systems.” This meeting is jointly sponsored by the Global Implementation Initiative (GII) and the Hospital for Sick Children.

Registration opened January 17, 2017.
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SQUIRE European Conference on Writing about Healthcare Improvement

March 7-8, 2017 – Leicester, UK 

You still have time to register! Join an interprofessional group of attendees from around the world for talks, panel discussions, manuscript sessions and networking.
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The 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

June 25-27, 2017 – New Orleans, LA

The AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting shares important findings and showcases the latest evidence to move research into action and improve health and health care. The meeting features compelling sessions, panels on critical and emerging issues in Health Services Research, and presentations of high quality peer-reviewed research. 
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Implementation Research Institute (IRI) Fellowship - Applications due January 20, 2017

The IRI is an interdisciplinary training program for PhD or MD investigators in mental health implementation science. Fellows attend two annual week-long trainings at Washington University in St. Louis.
Applications for the 2017 cohort will be accepted through January 20, 2017.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Dissemination and Implementation of Suicide Prevention EBPs in Military Settings at University of Washington 

The Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Core of the Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) is seeking applicants for a psychology post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington focused on rigorous, efficient, and innovative approaches to D&I interventions for military settings and D&I research and evaluation. 

First review will take place for applications received by January 31, 2017.  Position will remain open until filled. 
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Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellow at Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research 

The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking applications for a Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellow. The appointment is a regular, full time, exempt position.

Position will be open until filled.  
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Funding Opportunities
NIH opportunities with upcoming letter of intent due dates: PCORI opportunities with upcoming letter of intent due dates: Several NIH opportunities have due dates in February 2017: Several AHRQ R18 opportunities are open with a standard due date of May 25, 2017:
Implementation Science for the Prevention and Treatment of Mental and/or Substance Use Disorders in Low- and Middle-income Countries (U01 Research Project – Cooperative Agreement)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications to address implementation research questions facing World Bank designated low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and previously designated LMICs re-categorized as high income on or after January 1, 2011, in their efforts to deliver sustainable, evidence-based interventions for the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of mental and/or substance use disorders in women, men, and children.

Applications are due April 7, 2017.
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AHRQ posts a Notice of Extension

The purpose of this Notice is to extend the final receipt date for PA-16-282 "Developing New Clinical Decision Support to Disseminate and Implement Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Findings (R18)" by one year to January 26, 2018.
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Job Opportunities
Faculty Positions in Cancer Control & Population Sciences - Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), University of Utah

HCI is undergoing a major expansion and seeks outstanding candidates for faculty positions at all levels and at all ranks in basic, translational, and population sciences cancer research. Within Cancer Control & Population Sciences, the HCI is seeking outstanding scientists in a number of areas, including implementation science.

Applications accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning November 15, 2016, until positions are filled or closed.
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PCORI is still recruiting for several positions:
Training Opportunities
Planning for Implementation and Sustainability Workshop

April 10-12, 2017 - Toronto, Canada

Planning for Implementation and Sustainability is a 3-day workshop designed for professionals in any health-related discipline aiming to gain knowledge on how to apply the science of knowledge translation (KT) to real-world implementation projects.

Applications are due March 3, 2017.
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UCSF Summer Institute: Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE)

July 9-21, 2017 - San Francisco, CA

The UCSF RISE program consists of a Summer Institute on both Implementation Science and Careers-In-Progress. Junior faculty and transitioning post-doctorates are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due March 1, 2017.
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2017 Implementation Science Institute at University of Pennsylvania

March 9-11, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

The Implementation Science Institute provides participants with the tools to design and study rigorous implementation science research. The Institute will give an introduction to the foundations of implementation science and students will also receive an overview of advanced topics.

Registration accepted through March 3, 2017 (or until full).
Scholarship deadline is coming up fast - apply by February 1, 2017.
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Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Translation in VA

This talk is part of the VA's Health Services Research and Development Cyberseminar Series. The presenter, Laura Damschroder, discussed the clinical and implementation results from a clinical demonstration of DPP in three VA medical centers for researchers, clinicians, and those with interest in diabetes prevention and/or QI/research partnered projects.

The live event occurred January 5, 2017. Archived webinar, audio & transcript is available for those who missed the live webinar.
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Testing an Integrated Model of Program Implementation: the Food, Health & Choices School-Based Childhood Obesity Prevention Intervention Process Evaluation. 

Burgermaster M, Gray HL, Tipton E, Contento I, Koch P. Testing an Integrated Model of Program Implementation: The Food, Health & Choices School-Based Childhood Obesity Prevention Intervention Process Evaluation. Prevention Science: The Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research. 2016.
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Developing the ethics of implementation research in health.

Gopichandran V, Luyckx VA, Biller-Andorno N, et al. Developing the Ethics of Implementation Research in Health. Implementation Science. 2016;11(1):161.
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Evaluating the implementation process of a participatory organizational level occupational health intervention in schools.

Schelvis RM, Wiezer NM, Blatter BM, et al. Evaluating the Implementation Process of a Participatory Organizational Level Occupational Health Intervention in Schools. BMC Public Health. 2016;16(1):1212.
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Identifying the barriers and enablers for a triage, treatment, and transfer clinical intervention to manage acute stroke patients in the emergency department: a systematic review using the theoretical domains framework (TDF).

Craig LE, McInnes E, Taylor N, et al. Identifying the barriers and enablers for a triage, treatment, and transfer clinical intervention to manage acute stroke patients in the emergency department: a systematic review using the theoretical domains framework (TDF). Implementation science : IS. 2016;11(1):157.
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Implementation of the Tobacco Tactics intervention versus usual care in Trinity Health community hospitals.

Duffy SA, Ronis DL, Ewing LA, et al. Implementation of the Tobacco Tactics intervention versus usual care in Trinity Health community hospitals. Implementation science : IS. 2016;11(1):147.
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