(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 that 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.
The K12 application is CLOSED. Recruitment for July of 2020 will begin this fall in November or December.