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Implementation Science Hub Led by Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Researchers Renewed along with Funding for New Ending the HIV Epidemic Community Project
Yale’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Director Donna Spiegelman, ScD, and her team have recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative award to continue their Rigorous, Rapid, & Relevant Evidence aDaptation & Implementation to Ending the HIV Epidemic (R3EDI) Implementation Science (IS) Hub for another two years. In addition to the R3EDI renewal, they have also been awarded support for a new EHE project, led by CMIPS associate faculty member Debbie Humphries, PhD, and Dr. Spiegelman, entitled “St. Louis Enhancing Engagement and Retention in HIV/AIDS Care” (STEER), which focuses on identifying the barriers and facilitators of engagement along the HIV care continuum. These projects exemplify CMIPS’ engagement in the national effort to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic through innovative methods, promoting ethical practices, and building the capacity of a new generation of IS researchers.
- September 10, 2021Source: NIH Collaboratory of Pragmatic Clinical Trials
Dr. Fan Li, an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health, and a longtime member of the NIH Collaboratory’s Biostatistics and Study Design Core, has received approval for a $1 million grant award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop new methods and software for designing parallel and stepped wedge cluster randomized trials.
- September 07, 2021
Terika McCall, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., recently joined the Yale School of Public Health as an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Health Informatics.
- August 30, 2021
Researchers at the Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Develop New Software for Power Calculations in Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials
Yale School of Public Health MS graduate Jiachen Chen and Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) faculty members Drs. Xin Zhou, Fan Li, and Donna Spiegelman have recently developed new software to calculate statistical power in stepped wedge cluster randomized trials.
- August 10, 2021
While other, smaller studies have uncovered invaluable data about important aspects of the virus and the pandemic, this research and the resources that have gone into it promise to produce the most enlightening insights yet.
- August 06, 2021
Maria Crouch, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded an F32 Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
- August 05, 2021
Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Researchers Collaborate to Build Health Systems Capacity in Nepal
Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) researchers Archana Shrestha, PhD, Associate Professor at Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences and Director of Nepal’s Institute for Implementation Science and Health, CMIPS Director Donna Spiegelman, ScD, and Elizabeth Rhodes, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale School of Public Health, were recently awarded a grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health for their study entitled “Building Capacity to Evaluate a Package of Essential Non-Communicable Disease Interventions (PEN) in Nepal,” which will train health coordinators, evaluate implementation outcomes, and explore facilitators and barriers to the PEN program’s implementation.
- July 20, 2021
Yale School of Public Health Partnership with Mexico Leads to New Online Implementation Science Course
A new YSPH partnership with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico has led to the launch of an online Spanish language summer course in implementation science for health professionals.
- July 16, 2021
A team of researchers at the Yale School of Public Health is contributing to scaling up surveillance efforts for drug-resistant malaria in Africa as the situation becomes increasingly urgent.
- July 15, 2021
Discoveries & Impact (July 2021)