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CDIS Colloquium Series – Carolyn Kiman

Bridging the Gap: Communicating Research to Accelerate Policy Impact Wednesday, April 5, 2023 11:00am-12:30pm 909 S Wolcott Ave, COMRB Room 2175, Zoom Link Available Register in advance: Carolyn Kiman, MSPH Senior Strategic Communications Advisor United States Agency for International Development [...]

CDIS 2023 Summer Internship Program accepting applications through March 31st

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 [...]

Poster Presentation at the Xavier University of Louisiana’s 16th Health Disparities Conference

Alyssa Debra, UIC MD/PhD student, presented at the Xavier University of Louisiana's 16th Health Disparities Conference in February, 2023. She presented on her work on a diversity supplement to the IMARA South Africa project. Her poster titled "Mother-Daughter Perceptions of [...]

Preliminary effectiveness and implementation outcomes of the IMARA-South Africa sexual health intervention on adolescent girls and young women: A pilot randomized trial

Kate Merrill, PhD and colleagues published preliminary outcomes from the IMARA South Africa pilot. The authors examined the preliminary effectiveness and implementation outcomes of Informed, Motivated, Aware, and Responsible Adolescents and Adults—South Africa (IMARA-SA), an evidence-based intervention for South African AGYW (15–19 years) and their female caregivers. [...]

Prevention, Practice, and Policy: Older US Veterans’ Perspectives on Cannabis Use

Julie Bobitt, PhD and colleagues explored the use of cannabis among older Veterans. Their results showed older Veterans are using medical cannabis as a means of harm reduction as an adjunct or substitute for other medications and substances with limited [...]

Introducing a real-time method for identifying the predictors of non-compliance with event-based reporting of tobacco use in ecological momentary assessment

Ashley Kendall, PhD recently published an article, "Introducing a real-time method for identifying the predictors of non-compliance with event-based reporting of tobacco use in ecological momentary assessment" in Annals of Behavioral Medicine. This study introduced a real-time method for identifying [...]

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