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WUSTL to host Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

​Washington University in St. Louis will host the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) from June 3-7, 2013. With support from the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, WUSTL is sponsoring this 5-day training institute to provide participants with a strong foundation in conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research in health. Participants will be expected to share their expanded knowledge to help grow the field of D&I research at their home institutions.

Washington University in St. Louis professors Dr. Ross Brownson and Dr. Enola K. Proctor, along with other noted D&I science researchers, will lead TIDIRH. Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS) director Dr. Douglas Luke will serve as part of the Core Faculty and will present several training sessions over the five-day institute, including a June 3rd session on “Applying D&I Research Designs in Practice” with Dr. Karen Emmons and a June 5th session with Dr. Peter Hovmand on “Methods in Systems Science.”

In addition to Dr. Luke, CPHSS assistant director Dr. Sarah Moreland-Russell will be a Featured Guest Speaker. Dr. Moreland-Russell will participate in the panel discussion “Building D&I Research at your Institution and in Your Career” on June 5th.

The deadline to submit applications to attend fell on February 22, 2013, and attendees were chosen from a variety of fields within health science. Participants are asked to bring a feasible D&I research concept to the institute to develop throughout the week, under the guidance of TIDIRH Core Faculty and fellow participants. Application reviewers sought a balance of junior and senior investigators to help bring new scientists and policymakers into the field of D&I research. Read more about TIDIRH at its website, and check out the institute agenda for a full list of speakers and presentations. A new article released in Implementation Science provides further detail on the background, goals, structure, curriculm, application process, and future plans for TIDIRH.

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