Career Development Award for sexual and reproductive health program for Latina adolescents and their mothers/female caregivers

Kate Merrill, PhD, received a K99/R00 award from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. The study will address health disparities among Latina adolescents in partnership with community-based organizations in Chicago. Dr. Merrill and her team will adapt an evidence-based sexual and reproductive health intervention for Latina adolescents and their mothers/female caregivers and conduct a [...]

By |2022-01-27T16:07:10-06:00November 29th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|0 Comments

Small Business Innovation Research: Phat Life Plus Phase II

Geri Donenberg, PhD, Brenikki Floyd, PhD, and Nyssa Snow-Hill, PhD, with colleagues from Influents Innovations, Inc., David Smith, PhD, and Ed Feil, PhD, received funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to complete the technology-based training tool for juvenile justice staff to deliver PHAT (Preventing HIV/AIDS Among Teens) Life. The study seeks to increase uptake, dissemination, and [...]

By |2022-01-27T16:14:34-06:00November 1st, 2021|DOM CDIS News|0 Comments

CDIS Colloquium Series – Ana Baumann, PhD

How to Do Equitable Implementation Research? Thoughts of a Learner Thursday, September 9th, 2021 1:30PM – 3:00PM  via Zoom Register in advance: https://go.uic.edu/CDIS_Colloquium_Sept9 Ana Baumann, PhD Assistant Professor of Surgery Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery Washington University School of Medicine Ana Baumann's research agenda focuses on identifying strategies to facilitate the implementation and dissemination of [...]

By |2022-01-25T15:01:09-06:00August 11th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on CDIS Colloquium Series – Ana Baumann, PhD

Presentations at the International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics

CDIS Researchers presented their work at the 13th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2021, which showcased the latest developments in pediatric and maternal HIV research in an interactive, virtual global platform. In a “poster walk” session highlighting the top posters from investigators and moderated by experts in pediatric and perinatal HIV research, Kate Merrill, PhD, presented "IMARA-SA: Piloting [...]

By |2022-01-27T16:01:37-06:00August 10th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|0 Comments

CDIS Researchers present health disparities symposium at Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference

Brianna Griggs, MPH, Kate Merrill, PhD, and Nyssa Snow-Hill, PhD presented a symposium at the 18th Biennial Conference for the Society for Community Research and Action – “Using Innovative Health Promotion Programs and Implementation Strategies to Address Health Disparities among Black Youth”. This symposium reviewed three innovative strategies for implementing evidence-based programs (EBP) in settings serving [...]

By |2022-01-25T15:00:57-06:00July 29th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on CDIS Researchers present health disparities symposium at Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference

UIC leads new collaborative to reduce COVID-19 disparities

Molly Martin, MD, MAPP CDIS Associate Director for Community Engagement The University of Illinois Chicago has been selected by the National Institutes of Health as the principal site of a multi-center collaborative in the Chicago area that will bolster research and outreach to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. As part of the [...]

By |2022-01-25T15:00:42-06:00July 19th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on UIC leads new collaborative to reduce COVID-19 disparities

Program evaluation of community-based workshop for older adults

Julie Bobitt, PhD, has received funding from the Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation to conduct a mixed-method evaluation of Wits Wellness, a holistic, multi-modal workshop series for adults ages 50 and over. Using a two-arm randomized controlled trial to determine the feasibility and acceptability of Wits Wellness at locations throughout Illinois, Dr. Bobitt and [...]

By |2022-01-27T15:55:10-06:00June 1st, 2021|DOM CDIS News|0 Comments

Dissemination and Implementation Science Workshop 2021

Friday, April 16th, 2021 12:00pm-2:30pm via Zoom Register in Advance: https://go.uic.edu/CDIS-DI-Workshop This virtual workshop will: Provide the foundation to understand dissemination and implementation science Review terminology, theory and methods Discuss key concepts, frameworks, and innovative designs Topics will benefit healthcare professionals, researchers, students and staff interested in moving evidence-based interventions into real-world settings. Presented by: [...]

By |2022-01-25T15:00:23-06:00February 26th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on Dissemination and Implementation Science Workshop 2021

2020-21 Summer Institute: Building Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions

This year's Summer Institute on Innovative Methods, "Building effective just-in-time adaptive interventions using micro-randomized trial designs," will be offered on October 25-26th. Susan Murphy, professor of statistics and computer science and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Harvard University, and Daniel Almirall, research associate professor at The University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center, will introduce the [...]

By |2022-01-25T14:54:41-06:00January 18th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on 2020-21 Summer Institute: Building Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions

Fireside Chat with Dr. Bray on LCA

On Friday, February 19th from 9am-12pm CST, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science will host a Fireside Chat with Dr. Bethany Bray on Latent Class Analysis. This half-day workshop will be an open discussion session designed to help participants start posing and addressing research questions in their own areas that could be answered using [...]

By |2022-01-25T14:54:50-06:00January 7th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on Fireside Chat with Dr. Bray on LCA
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