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K12 Career Dev​elopment Training in T4 Implementation Science and Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) Disorders



The IMPACT (IMPlementation to Achieve Clinical Transformation) K12, centered at the Adult and Child Consortium for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS), is a two-year career development program t​​hat prepares a diverse group of post-doctorate scholars for careers in T4 translational research with an emphasis on HLBS disorders. 

Our multifaceted, transdisciplinary center is ideal for training T4 implementation science researchers due to its faculty expertise in implementation science and outcomes research, and our strong record of postgraduate training​ in a variety of adult and child settings addressing HLBS issues. The mixture of didactic and experiential training allows iterative research-to-practice and practice-to-research experiences. 

An innovative curriculum of courses, seminars, work in progress research meetings (on Tuesday afternoons), and workshops will provide scholars with solid training in both basic T4 and health services research competencies (e.g., pragmatic trials and CER, T4 frameworks, stakeholder engagement, designs and outcomes for implementation science) and cutting edge T4 methods and approaches (e.g., designing for sustainability, adaptations to evidence based programs, as well as practical tools and iterative assessment for community and clinical settings).

Scholars will emerge from the program having received both strong general training, in-depth T4 research experience relevant to HLBS subject areas, and with embedded research experience in multiple, diverse clinical settings​. Particular areas of emphasis were chosen specifically to integrate T4 and HBLS science.

In particular, IMPACT scholars will receive in depth training in application of T4 frameworks and methods including CFIR, RE-AIM, the Evidence Integration Triangle, Dynamic Sustainability Framework; the 5Rs and other models for relevant, pragmatic research; and interactive T4 science tools.

The program will train 2-3 scholars per year who can commit at least 75% effort and both MD and PhD scholars from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  The ideal candidate will already have fellowship or Master’s level training in health services, translational, or public health research and will be prepared to focus on additional training in D&I research within diverse clinical settings.