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Request for Submissions! 2023 Dissemination and Implementation Proposal Development Bootcamp

The 2022 D&I Bootcamp Cohort!

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health requests submissions for its ninth Annual Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Proposal Development Bootcamp. The deadline to submit a concept paper is Sept. 13 at noon.

The D&I Proposal Development Bootcamp is an informative and fun daylong intensive during which researchers meet with D&I experts for consultations to help advance 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.

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!

Bootcamp Participant

The 2023 D&I Proposal Development Bootcamp takes place in person on Oct. 9, from 8:30am. to 4 p.m. in St. Louis. Watch our event page for exact location. Accepted proposal teams will have the opportunity to network during meals, consult with D&I experts, and attend our Enola Proctor Lecture with Rani Elwy, PhD, of Brown University’s School of Public Health.

This event will take place in person. Location to be announced. While you must submit a concept paper by September 13 to participate in Bootcamp, the Enola Proctor Lecture will be streamed over Zoom for all audiences.

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:

Danny Almirall, Carl May, Enyo Ablordeppey, Ana Baumann, Cory Bradley, Ross Brownson, Elvin Geng, Jing Li, ­­, Sara Malone, Ginger McKay, Jason Newland, Mary Politi, Byron Powell, Enola Proctor, Rachel Tabak, the DIRC Team, and many others.

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.

About the Enola Proctor Lecturer

A. Rani Elwy, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Brown University School of Public Health

Rani Elwy investigates the efficacy of integrative medicine therapies as treatments for PTSD, depression and chronic pain. She is the director of the Implementation Science Core in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Additionally, she is scaling up and spreading a Disclosure Technical Assistance Program to assist Veterans Health Administration facilities with large-scale disclosures of unanticipated events affecting their patients.

Submit your concept paper using this form by September 13 at noon CDT.

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