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Request for Submissions! 2022 Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Proposal Development Bootcamp

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health requests submissions for its eighth Annual D&I Proposal Development Bootcamp. This year’s event will be held in-person on September 23 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the Medical School Campus of Washington University in St. Louis. (Attendees will be sent exact location closer to Sept. 23.)

Bootcamp is an informative and fun event during which researchers meet with D&I experts for brief consultations with the intention of advancing their grant proposals from idea to proposal draft. This event is open to WashU researchers and/or research teams with a primary investigator from Washington University in St. Louis. Each primary investigator may bring along up to three team members.

Anyone interested in advancing a D&I grant proposal for external submission may apply by submitting a concept paper here by September 1 at 6 p.m. CST.

I really appreciated having multiple perspectives from consultants who all took the time read my proposal and give thoughtful feedback. The whole thing was an invaluable experience!

2021 Bootcamp Participant

Examples of consultation topics:

1)         Specific-Aims: How to write them for D&I

2)         Measurement of D&I concepts

3)         Frameworks, theories, and models: How to choose?

4)         Quantitative & qualitative methods

5)         Organizational issues, leadership, phase models & sustainment

6)         Research design for D&I research, including hybrid designs that also test for intervention  effectiveness

7)         Social network analysis methods

8)         Finding funding for D&I research         

Learn from local and national D&I experts including:

Carolyn Audet, David Chambers, Andrew Quanbeck, Ana Baumann, Ross Brownson, Chris Carpenter, Cory Bradley, Enyo Ablordeppey, Elvin Geng, Mark Huffman, Jing Li, Stephanie Mazzuca-Ragan, Pat Lyons, Sara Malone, Ginger McKay, Margaret Olsen, Mary Politi, Enola Proctor, Alex Ramsey, Rachel Tabak and the DIRC Team        

Concept papers must include:

(1) specific aims, (2) general approach, (3) evidence-based practice or innovation to be disseminated or implemented (or studied within the context of a natural experiment of implementation or adaptation) (4) type of implementation strategy or approach envisioned (if planning an interventional study), and (5) type of evaluation or research plan to be employed.

David Chambers

The 2022 D&I Bootcamp will also feature the inaugural Enola Proctor Lecture celebrating Enola Proctor, PhD, MSW, the Shanti K. Khindka Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Brown School, and her exceptional influence in the field of D&I science and vision for the future. This year, we are excited to announce David Chambers, deputy director for Implementation Science at the NIH National Cancer Institute, as our inaugural Enola Proctor Lecturer. Chambers will speak at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 following event introductions, and the lecture will be available via Zoom. Register to stream the lecture.