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Dr. Felicia Hill-Briggs "Advancing BSSR to Address National Priorities for Health Care and Population Health Improvement" Webinar
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 2 pm ET, Felicia Hill-Briggs, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Medicine and Core Faculty of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will present "Advancing BSSR to Address National Priorities for Health Care and Population Health Improvement." The recording of this webinar will be available with closed captioning on OBSSR’s website approximately one month after the event: http://bit.ly/2TOdYqr.
If you have questions about the webinar or require reasonable accommodations, please contact Erica Moore at 301-594-4392 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.
Digital Clinical Trials Workshop Executive Summary: Creating a Vision for the Future
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and OBSSR, hosted a workshop on April 1-2, 2019 to discuss the potential transformation of NIH-funded clinical trial research by leveraging digital technologies including data analytics. Development of diverse digital technologies and analytics has impelled a paradigm shift in how clinical trials can be conducted. This development points to opportunities to advance the clinical trial process on both scientific and cost effective grounds while moving more towards a more patient-centered trial experience. This workshop convened experts in the field of clinical trials and digital health technology to identify best practices, gaps, barriers, and future priorities for leveraging digital technologies for clinical trials.
Workshop Executive Summary: Identifying Research Priorities in Child Suicide Risk
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of suicide attempts and deaths - including among children - have been increasing in the United States over the past decade. However, very little research has been conducted on suicide risk in children relative to adolescents and adults. The NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and OBSSR held a workshop May 9-10, 2019, to foster discussion among experts in the field with the goal of identifying future research priorities in the area of child suicide risk.
New Video on the “NIH Story”
NIH has produced a new video that captures the spirit, mission, community, and the lifesaving work we do at NIH and the more than 2,500 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and around the world. For many, we are considered the National Institutes of Hope. This video tells the story of NIH and our community, and represents the thousands of people who dedicate their lives to improving health and fighting disease, and operating the biomedical research enterprise that enables this important work. We consider this video as much your video as it is ours and we encourage you to share it with your constituents. For questions, please contact the NIH Office of the Director Office of Communications: OCPLPressTeam@od.nih.gov.
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Registration is Now Open for HIV-associated Comorbidities Workshop: September 19-20, 2019
The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) funds research on HIV-associated comorbidities, co-infections, and complications through multiple Institutes and Centers (ICs), with a focus on diseases that fall within each IC’s mission and HIV/AIDS related funding priorities. This workshop will foster discussion among experts from different fields and disciplines to share their perspectives and explore interrelationships among multiple comorbidities, in an effort to refine research priorities that aim to improve the health and well-being of people with HIV. This workshop is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. If you cannot attend in person, please consider participating by webcast (link will be provided closer to the date of the meeting). The plenary sessions of the workshop (not breakout sessions) will be videocasted, recorded, and archived.
Registration for the Mental Health and SUD Forum's First Workshop is Now Open
The NASEM Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders is hosting its first public workshop on October 15-16, 2019. This first workshop will provide an overview of 5 key policy challenges to improve care for people with mental health and substance use disorders. The workshop will explore issues related to:
- Promoting person-centered care, patient and family member engagement, and shared decision making
- Defining what constitutes minimally adequate care for mental health and substance use disorders for different types of providers and in different care settings
- Identifying promising strategies to translate knowledge to practice and to monitor implementation
- Highlighting innovative practices to facilitate and optimize data collection, integration, and use
- Improving care spanning the medical, mental health, and substance use disorder workforce and care delivery systems
It is expected that subsequent workshops will continue to build on this foundational work, examining key issues in greater detail.
Save the Date: November 3, 2019 APHA-LI 2002.0 Introduction to Implementation Science
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an orientation to implementation science, which addresses the gap between research evidence and routine practice. This course is targeted to public health practitioners, researchers and community health workers at all stages in their careers, who are interested in understanding the rationale for and application of implementation science and its importance to public health.
This course will address:
- Strategies to advance implementation of effective interventions in community and clinical settings
- Barriers that prevent interventions from reaching diverse and at-risk populations
- How evidence is used to inform local, state, and national policy
- Major components of an implementation study and examples of research designs
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDIV Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing
Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc Assistant Professor, Drexel University School of Public Health, Department of Health Management & Policy
Antoinette L. Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH Health Scientist, National Cancer Institute, Implementation Science
Organized by: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Implementation Science Contact: email@example.com
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NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival Save the Date: December 6, 2019
The Annual NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival will be hosted by OBSSR and the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee. The purpose of the festival is to highlight recently funded behavioral and social sciences research that the NIH supports; bring together behavioral and social scientists within the NIH extramural and intramural communities to network with each other and share scientific ideas; and explore ways to advance behavioral and social sciences research. Location: NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center (Bldg. 45).