February 9, 2018 Application Period Closes
Mid-March Online Course Begins
July 9 & 10, 2018 In-Person Training, Bethesda, MD
One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in the health of people across the cancer control continuum today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and what gets implemented in everyday practice. The science of dissemination and implementation (D&I) seeks to address this gap by understanding how best to ensure that evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) is hosting this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research with a specific focus on cancer, across the cancer control continuum. In 2018, the institute will utilize a combination of a 4-month online course (six modules with related assignments) between March 15 and June 29, 2018, and a 2-day in-person training to be held July 9 and 10, 2018, in Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts in theory, implementation science in cancer, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy). This training institute has been adapted from the broader Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH), organized by NIH and the VA over the past seven years.
This training is designed for investigators at any career stage interested in conducting D&I research with a focus on the cancer control continuum. There is no cost associated with the training. Invited participants are required to cover related travel expenses to the Washington D.C. area for the in-person meeting.
Once available the Training Institute website will have more details as to participant eligibility and the application process. We are looking forward to receiving your applications!
NOTE: One essential component of the application is to ensure there is support from research mentors who can help you continue to advance your thinking in D&I research. Given that applications for TIDIRC require letter(s) of recommendation from a research mentor (or colleague for senior-level applicants) who can (a) address your potential to pursue D&I research and (b) speak to institutional interest and support for D&I research, we’d encourage you to connect with potential mentors as soon as you are able. Two letters are acceptable if the mentor/colleague is from a different institution. Late documents will not be accepted for consideration.