TIDIRH 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT
Applications now being accepted through February 22, 2013
“One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health
today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and
healthcare and what actually gets implemented in every day practice. The
science of dissemination and implementation (D&I) seeks to address this gap
by understanding how to best ensure that evidence-based strategies to
improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical
and public health practice.
Washington University in St. Louis, with support from the National
Institutes of Health (Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research in
partnership with the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute
of Mental Health) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is
sponsoring this 5-day training institute to provide participants with a
thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation research
in health. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts
(practitioners and teachers) in theory, implementation and evaluation
approaches to D&I, creating partnerships and multi-level, transdisciplinary
research teams, research design, methods and analyses appropriate for D&I
investigations and conducting research at different and multiple levels of
interventions (e.g., clinical, community, policy).
Participant Eligibility Requirements
This training is designed for investigators at any career stage interested
in conducting Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) research. To be
eligible, participants must NOT have received R18, R01 or R01-equivalent
funding as a principal investigator for D&I research. Note: investigators
who have received an R01 or equivalent are eligible, as long as the funding
was not specifically for D&I research. Preference will be given to
applicants who demonstrate experience with, or potential for, working
effectively in transdisciplinary teams and who have strong partnerships
with-or are embedded within-healthcare delivery, public health or
community-based networks. We seek a balance of both junior and senior
investigators, with the overall goal of bringing new people into the field
of D&I research. While we anticipate most participants will be early to mid
career individuals, we will enroll a limited number of senior researchers
who are making the switch to D&I research.
In addition, to be eligible, participants must meet all of the following
* Hold a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DO, DVM, DNSc, DrPH, etc.).
* Have demonstrated experience and expertise in health science (e.g.,
medicine, behavioral medicine, nursing, medical anthropology, health
economics, public health, health policy).
* Have a feasible D&I research concept to bring to the institute and
develop throughout the week. This should be a project the applicant is
seriously interested in conducting and/or submitting for funding.
* Federal employees are not eligible with the exception of individuals
whose position allows them to receive grants and function as independent
researchers (e.g., VA research investigators).
* Be willing and able to pay your own travel expenses (round trip airfare,
ground transportation and some meals) and attend the entire training 5-day
institute, if accepted.
Applicants are NOT required to be citizens, permanent residents, or
non-citizen nationals of the United States.
There is no fee to apply to attend the institute. However, all applicants
are responsible for arranging and paying for their travel to attend.
For more information and instructions for how to apply, please visit our