CDIS 2024 Summer Internship Program accepting applications through March 29th

The goal of the CDIS Summer Internship Program is to introduce or strengthen research skills, professional development skills, and knowledge of implementation science of undergraduates or those who have recently graduated. Interns support the efforts of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS) to advance the field of dissemination and implementation science in the [...]

By |2024-02-21T08:41:00-06:00February 9th, 2024|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on CDIS 2024 Summer Internship Program accepting applications through March 29th

CDIS Colloquium Series – Juliet Iwelunmor PhD

How we last: Notes on sustaining evidence-based interventions in global settings How we last: Notes on sustaining evidence-based interventions in global settings Tuesday, April 16, 2024 11:00am-12:30pm 909 S. Wolcott Ave, COMRB Room 2175, If you cannot attend in person, a zoom link is available. Register in advance: https://go.uic.edu/CDIS_Colloquium_April2024   Juliet Iwelunmor, PhD Professor of [...]

By |2024-02-06T14:33:01-06:00February 6th, 2024|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on CDIS Colloquium Series – Juliet Iwelunmor PhD

NIH funds new program to prevent, treat HIV among adolescents and young adults in low- and middle-income countries

Geri Donenberg, PhD, and Carolyn Bolton-Moore, MD, (MPIs) recently received one of eight newly funded Clinical Research Center awards as part of the Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings Implementation Science Network (PATC3H-IN) network.  Funded by NICHD, (UHD113250A), the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Lusaka, Zambia, will [...]

By |2024-01-10T11:48:05-06:00January 10th, 2024|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on NIH funds new program to prevent, treat HIV among adolescents and young adults in low- and middle-income countries

Floreciendo: Improving Latina teens’ sexual and reproductive health

Floreciendo (“Blooming”), funded by NICHD (R00HD105490), is a sexual and reproductive health workshop for Latina teens (ages 14-18 years) and their female caregivers (e.g., mothers, aunts). Floreciendo was adapted from the IMARA evidence-based sexual health program for Black teens and their mothers. Dr. Kate Merrill (PI) and her team ran a small pilot of Floreciendo [...]

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Interdisciplinary Public Health Sciences (IPHS) Course 440

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS) is offering a course on Dissemination and Implementation Science (IPHS 440) this spring on Thursdays at 1:00pm – 4:30pm online via synchronous instruction. To register, use CRN 46572. The course combines lectures and group activities and will address theories and frameworks, research methods and innovative designs, hybrid effectiveness [...]

By |2023-12-07T09:57:35-06:00December 2nd, 2023|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on Interdisciplinary Public Health Sciences (IPHS) Course 440

How a menu of adherence support strategies facilitated high adherence to HIV prevention products among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa: a mixed methods analysis

Sybil Hosek, PhD, and colleagues recently published an article in the Journal of International AIDS Society on the results of MTN-034, “Reversing the Epidemic in Africa with Choices in HIV Prevention” (REACH) trial. To address low PrEP uptake and persistence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa, MTN-034/REACH offered AGYW a menu of adherence [...]

By |2023-12-07T09:55:08-06:00November 7th, 2023|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on How a menu of adherence support strategies facilitated high adherence to HIV prevention products among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa: a mixed methods analysis

CDIS Colloquium Series – Sara Landes, PhD

When to Start Caring About Implementability? Pretty Much Now Thursday, October 19, 2023 11:00am-12:30pm 909 S. Wolcott Ave, COMRB Room 2175, If you cannot attend in person, a zoom link is available. Register in advance: https://go.uic.edu/CDIS_Colloquium_Oct2023   Sara J. Landes, PhD Associate Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Director, Behavioral Health QUERI, Central Arkansas [...]

By |2023-09-19T08:41:14-05:00September 19th, 2023|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on CDIS Colloquium Series – Sara Landes, PhD

The association between violence victimization and subsequent unplanned pregnancy among adolescent girls in Uganda: Do primary schools make a difference?

Kate Merrill, PhD, and colleagues published a paper in PLOS Global Public Health, "The association between violence victimization and subsequent unplanned pregnancy among adolescent girls in Uganda: Do primary schools make a difference?" They analyzed data from the Contexts of Violence in Adolescence Cohort (CoVAC) study in Luwero District, Uganda to see if there are [...]

By |2023-09-25T10:44:57-05:00August 25th, 2023|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on The association between violence victimization and subsequent unplanned pregnancy among adolescent girls in Uganda: Do primary schools make a difference?

Special Issue: Implementation Science in Gerontology

Drs. Julie Bobitt and Shannon Jarrott guest edited a special issue of The Gerontologist focused on Implementation Science (IS) in aging research. This issue offers a collection of articles addressing the application of IS to plan, evaluate, tailor, scale up, and sustain interventions in gerontology. Articles address frameworks, theories, and models, integrating technology methods, mitigating barriers [...]

By |2023-12-07T09:45:32-06:00August 7th, 2023|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on Special Issue: Implementation Science in Gerontology

The Role of the Strong Black Woman in Black Female Sexual Development

CDIS Faculty Affiliates, Drs. Natasha Crooks and Randi Singer, and CDIS Director, Dr. Geri Donenberg published an article in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior on "The Role of the Strong Black Woman in Black Female Sexual Development." The paper explores the disproportionate impact of sexual health disparities on black girls and women and utilizes the [...]

By |2023-12-07T09:50:33-06:00June 7th, 2023|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on The Role of the Strong Black Woman in Black Female Sexual Development
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