Dissemination & Implementation Research: An Introductory Workshop for Investigators

April 29, 2024 and April 30, 2024
1:00 pm

According to the National Institutes of Health, if we are to ensure that all populations benefit from the nation’s investments in scientific discoveries, closing the gap between research discovery and clinical and community practice is both a complex challenge and an absolute necessity. To that end, in collaboration with the Clinical Research Training Center, Elvin Geng, MD, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine and director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation has joined forces with other public health faculty to help WashU offer a new workshop to stimulate the minds of D&I students from novice to well-versed practitioner.

To meet the needs of a broad audience, we offer this short, two-day, virtual workshop to participants at any professional stage, from pre and post-doctoral candidates to junior and more established faculty. We invite investigators from earlier translational steps (e.g., bench-to-bedside) that may not traditionally consider implementation science relevant.

At the end of the two-day course, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the foundational motives for D&I research
  • Be familiar with key perspectives and methods in analyzing implementation gaps
  • Be familiar with approaches to creating strategies to overcome those gaps
  • Gain exposure to emerging concepts of context, adaptation, and emerging methods emphasizing external validity
  • Participants will be provided with an agenda as well as a syllabus, presentation recording and a number of readings before the course in preparation. The live zoom sessions will include engaging discussion.

Presenters include: Elvin Geng, MD