(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 to prepare 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, our strong record of postgraduate training in
a variety of adult and child settings addressing HLBS issues. The mixture of
didactic and experiential training will allow iterative research-to-practice
and practice-to-research experiences.
An innovative curriculum
of courses, seminars, work in progress research meetings, 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, practical tools and iterative
assessment for community and clinical settings).
Scholars will emerge from the program having received both
strong general training and in-depth T4 research experience relevant to HLBS
subject areas and with embedded research experience in multiple, diverse clinical settings. Particular areas of emphasis are
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 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.
We are proud to announce the selected scholars who have
accepted our offer to start in July as our first cohort of scholars for the
NHLBI-funded K12 IMPACT Fellowship Program:
Mehta, MD, participating locally at National Jewish Health, seeks mentorship in
the program to improve decision-making in the ICU in order to better align
patient values with care delivered. More
specifically, he plans to use mix methods, combining quantitative big data analysis
with qualitative research engaging key stakeholders, to develop decision-aids
based on tracheostomy decision-making that will be designed for dissemination
across broad ICU settings.
- Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, MD, an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine here on campus is interested
in the fellowship’s formal training in T4 translational research to implement
evidenced-based bundled trauma care interventions to reduce heart, lung, and
blood organ system failure in resource limited settings—locally and abroad. To
date, he has completed a fellowship in Global Health and another in Prehospital
and Disaster Medicine and has grant funding to continue his research endeavors
internationally in South Africa while participating in the IMPACT K12 Program.
- Amy Tyler, MD, MSCS, FAAP joins the program to
advance the science of “de-implementation” and improve outcomes for pediatric patients
in the acute care setting. An Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, as well as a
pediatric hospitalist and the Director of Quality at Children’s Hospital
Colorado, she looks forward to specifically honing her skills in mixed methods
research, D&I science, and designing pragmatic clinical trials focused on
effective, generalizable programs to “de-implement” over-utilized tests and
We extend our congratulations to these incoming scholars, selected from a competitive, high quality pool of
applicants, and are honored they chose our program to further hone their skills
to become independent T4 dissemination and implementation research scientists.
The K12 Application is now CLOSED. Recruitment for the 2019 cohort will be announced later this year.