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.
Fan Li Receives PCORI Award to Study Methods for Cluster Randomized 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.Source: NIH Collaboratory of Pragmatic Clinical Trials
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.
Crouch Receives F32 Award from NIAAA to Study Alcohol Use Among Alaska Native Populations
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).
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.
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.
Summer holiday route to Malta opens up from LJLA
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has announced a new route, this time to the holiday island of Malta. Malta is currently on the green list of destinations that passengers can travel to without needing to self-isolate for 10 days on their return.Source: The Business Desk
Implementation Science Training at Yale Boosted by NIH Training Grant to Drs. Donna Spiegelman and Eric Velazquez
Donna Spiegelman, ScD, founding Director of Yale’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS), and Eric Velazquez, MD, section chief for Cardiovascular Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health Training Grant in Implementation Science Research and Methods (T32). The award will play a significant role in building a critical mass of implementation science methods scholarship at Yale and developing the next generation of implementation scientists by training at least 9 pre- and postdoctoral researchers over the next five years.
Pediatric cardiologists explain myocarditis and why your teen should still get a Covid-19 vaccine
The news about a potential link between the Covid-19 vaccine and a cardiac ailment in young people may be striking fear in the hearts of some parents. But pediatric cardiologists have a message for these parents: Covid-19 should scare you more -- a whole lot more -- than the vaccine.Source: CNN
Chromosomal Changes in White Blood Cells Increase Risk of Severe Infections
As people age, genetic errors begin to accumulate during the process of cell division. For the study, researchers explored whether one category of these emerging genetic variants in white blood cells — called mosaic chromosomal alterations, or mCAs — played a role in increased infection risk.Source: YaleNews
Chromosomal changes in white blood cells increase risk of severe infections
With age comes an increased risk of many infections. The mechanisms connecting aging and weakened immunity, however, have remained unclear. A new study has identified a category of genetic markers in white blood cells which makes individuals more susceptible to diverse infections. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from Yale, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), was published June 7 in the journal Nature Medicine. As people age, genetic errors begin to accumulate during the process of cell division. For the study, researchers explored whether one category of these emerging genetic variants in white blood cells — called mosaic chromosomal alterations, or mCAs — played a role in increased infection risk.
YSPH Researcher to Give Prestigious Neyman Lecture
Heping Zhang, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, has been selected to give the prestigious 2022 Neyman Memorial Lecture by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics – one of the highest honors in statistical societies.
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Welcomes New Members, Drs. Debbie Humphries, Christine Simon, and Junhan Fang
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) welcomes two new associate faculty members, Drs. Debbie Humphries and Christine L. Simon, and a new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Junhan Fang. Their arrival reflects CMIPS’ ongoing efforts to foster a multidisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to developing and disseminating innovative methodological approaches to increasing the uptake and implementation of effective public health interventions.