CTSI announces Spring 2014 Implementation Science Innovation Studios

Published: January 15th, 2014

Category: Community, Education, Event, News, Research

CTSI Implementation Science Program Innovation StudiosThe CTSI Implementation Science Program invites researchers and clinicians to bring their research ideas and questions to a Spring 2014 Implementation Science Innovation Studio.

The program’s innovation studios provide a venue for discussing and developing implementation science-related research projects with a diverse group of researchers, community clinicians, methodologists and coordinators. To ensure participants have adequate time to discuss and receive feedback on their ideas, space is limited for each studio.

How do I participate?
To secure your spot in an upcoming studio, RSVP as instructed below. Clinicians can participate by teleconference if needed. There is no cost to participate and lunch is provided.

Two weeks in advance of the studio, participants are asked to provide a one- to two-page summary of their implementation science-related idea or proposal, which allows studio organizers to ensure that individuals with expertise or experience relevant to your topic of interest will attend. During the studio, participants receive concrete, actionable advice for research at all stages.

What is implementation science, and what kinds of topics are discussed?
As defined by the Annual NIH Conference on Implementation and Dissemination, implementation is the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions that change practice patterns and improve health. Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the integration of research findings and evidence into health-care policy and practice.

Examples of previous topics discussed at the innovation studios included grants in development, funded grants with implementation issues, and clinical problems and quality improvement (QI) projects that could be developed into research studies.

Spring 2014 Implementation Science Innovation Studios

For Spring 2014, we will hold two innovation studios, each with a different focus and deadline.
To be notified about future innovation studios, subscribe to the CTSI-Announce listserv.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch provided)

  • Topic: PCORI Proposals
  • Location: Room 2161 North, central wing, Clinical and Translational Research Building
  • RSVP by Jan. 22: To participate, RSVP and submit a one- to two-page project summary to Katie Eddleton (keddleton@ufl.edu) by Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

The Feb. 5 studio is offered for individuals who would like feedback on applications for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) awards in the March 2014 or future funding cycles. The Implementation Science Program includes many faculty and staff who have experience with PCORI’s application and review process and can provide valuable feedback.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch provided)

  • Topic: Open
  • Location: Room 2161 North, central wing, Clinical and Translational Research Building
  • RSVP by Feb. 19: To participate, RSVP and submit a one- to two-page project summary to Katie Eddleton (keddleton@ufl.edu) by Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

The March 5 studio is offered for researchers and community clinicians who would like feedback on any implementation science-related research idea. Proposals can be at any stage of development, from a research idea that needs to develop a team and identify a funding mechanism to a funded project with implementation issues.