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  • IMPACT Collaboratory funds two pilot study awards May 15, 2020 The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Imbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory is happy to announce the recipients of its inaugural cycle of the IMPACT Pilot Grant award program. Recipients were selected from an impressive group of competitive applications. IMPACT Pilot Grant Award Recipients (RFA 2019) Brent Forester, MD, MSc, ...
  • NIH Collaboratory Grand Rounds – EHR Workshop Series April 29, 2020 The NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory is launching a special workshop series on its popular Grand Rounds program to explore challenges and opportunities in using electronic health records (EHRs) in pragmatic clinical trials. The series will highlight advances in digital health, new approaches and evolving standards for EHRs, and implications for researchers conducting pragmatic ...
  • New NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory summary covers statistical issues in ePCTs April 24, 2020 The NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory recently released a summary of a 2019 comprehensive workshop to explore and discuss statistical issues encountered with embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs). The new Workshop Summary describes panel discussions with the principal investigators and statisticians of NIH Collaboratory Demonstration Projects and the challenges and solutions encountered during the ...
  • Two new IMPACT Collaboratory funding opportunities: Request for Applications for Pilot Grant Award and Career Development Award Programs April 20, 2020 The National Institute on Aging (NIA) IMbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory has released two new funding opportunities available for investigators interested in developing embedded pragmatic clinical trials in dementia research. In support of our mission, the IMPACT Collaboratory is requesting applications for the Pilot Grant Award and ...
  • AcademyHealth report identifies health systems’ priority research questions on COVID-19 April 17, 2020 AcademyHealth has developed a report focused on information needs of the health care and community organizations engaged in the COVID-19 response. The report is intended to inform decision-making of federal and foundation funders of health services research to guide investments in responsive research. Read the full report and background information on the AcademyHealth website.
  • IMPACT members participate in national virtual workshop on systematic review April 17, 2020 On April 15 2020, the National Academies’ Committee on Care Interventions for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers hosted a virtual public workshop. This workshop brought together key stakeholders and experts to provide input to the committee on a draft Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) systematic review that examines existing evidence on care ...
  • Update from IMPACT Collaboratory: Stakeholder Engagement Report on Research Priorities April 13, 2020 We are pleased to share a new report from the IMPACT Stakeholder Engagement Team, led by Gary Epstein-Lubow, MD and Katie Maslow, MSW, regarding stakeholder research priorities. This report is a compilation of work beginning with input from the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee and then finalized after additional Stakeholder Engagement Team discussion during and following ...
  • Unroe co-created a video for advance care planning for nursing home residents during COVID-19 April 2, 2020 Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA, Associate Core Leader of the IMPACT Pilot Studies Core co-created with Susan Hickman, PhD, a video for advance care planning for nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an excellent resource from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute for people living with dementia (PLWD) and their ...
  • New blog post on clustered randomized trials and the design effect February 25, 2020 The latest blog post from Keith Goldfeld, DrPH, MS, MPA, member of the executive committee of the IMPACT Collaboratory Design and Statistics Core, discusses how the design effect could provide additional insight into cluster randomized trials in his most recent blog post. The ideas in this blog post were motivated in part by Goldfeld’s work ...
  • Gitlin’s Tailored Activity Program highlighted in Wall Street Journal February 24, 2020 The Tailored Activity Plan (TAP),  a home-based occupational therapy intervention shown to reduce behavioral symptoms in people living with dementia and caregiver burden, was recently included in an article in the Wall Street Journal. The TAP program was developed by Laura Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, Dean and distinguished professor at College of Nursing and Health ...
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