One of the most critical issues impeding improvement in the health of people across the cancer continuum today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and cancer care and what gets implemented in everyday practice. Research on 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.
This application is for an NCI training opportunity for investigators in cancer research who are interested in learning about dissemination and implementation. Selected applicants will participate in an online training beginning mid-february and one in Bethesda, MD, on July 8 and 9, 2019. Learn more: https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/IS/training-education/tidirc/index.html.
This training is designed for investigators at any career stage interested in conducting D&I research with a focus on the cancer continuum. To be eligible, participants must NOT have matriculated through other NIH-supported implementation science training programs. To be eligible, participants must NOT have current R18, R01, or R01-equivalent funding as a Principal Investigator for D&I research and may not have received such funding in the past 5 years. Note: Investigators who have received an R01 or equivalent are eligible, if the funding was not specifically for D&I research. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate experience with—or potential for—working effectively in transdisciplinary teams and who have strong partnerships with—or are embedded within—health care delivery, public health, or community-based networks. We seek a balance of both junior and senior investigators, with the overall goal of bringing new people into the field of D&I research. While we anticipate that most participants will be early- to mid-career individuals, we will enroll a limited number of senior researchers who are making the switch to D&I research.