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  • 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 ...
  • Helping patients understand the results of an amyloid PET scan February 13, 2020 SOKRATES (the Study of Knowledge and Reactions to Amyloid Testing), led by Emily Largent, PhD, and Jason Karlawish, MD from the IMPACT Collaboratory Regulation and Ethics Core, followed 80 cognitively unimpaired older adults for a year to understand the impact of learning the results of an amyloid PET scan, a common test used to determine ...
  • Goldfeld discusses analyzing data from a stepped-wedge designed cluster randomized trial in a real-world context February 10, 2020 Keith Goldfeld, DrPH, MS, MPA, member of the executive committee of the IMPACT Collaboratory Design and Statistics Core, recently discussed his work with the IMPACT Collaboratory on his blog, ouR data generation. Goldfeld wrote about how to analyze data from a stepped-wedge designed cluster randomized trial. He said that this design can be an important tool ...
  • Mitchell shares a look back at research in advanced dementia and links to her career February 10, 2020 NIA IMPACT Collaboratory multiple principal investigator Susan Mitchell, MD, MPH, spoke at the February 4 Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center Series at the Perelman School of Medicine at Pennsylvania University. Her talk, “Advanced Dementia: The Evolution of Research Informing Practice,” included a look at the overall body of work in advanced dementia and ...
  • Rescuing Research Participants After Alzheimer Trials Stop Early February 3, 2020 Jason Karlawish, MD and Emily Largent, PhD from the IMPACT Collaboratory Regulation and Ethics Core wrote an editorial reflecting on the unique ethical complexities around telling participants in an Alzheimer’s drug study that the study had abruptly ended. The story was also covered in the New York Times. Click here to read the full JAMA Neurology ...
  • Harrison outlines the need for embedded pragmatic clinical trails and how IMPACT can help in AcademyHealth editorial January 27, 2020 Jill Harrison, PhD, Executive Director for the IMPACT Collaboratory at Brown University, authored a blog post for AcademyHealth describing the need for embedded pragmatic clinical trails and how the IMPACT Collaboratory can help. Harrison describes the rise in diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as a global public health crisis and describes how embedded pragmatic ...
  • IMPACT principal investigators share their vision of the project with LeadingAge January 27, 2020 The NIA IMPACT Collaboratory’s multiple principal investigators, Susan L. Mitchell, PhD, MPH, and Vincent Mor, PhD, shared the vision and goals of the project with LeadingAge in an article from January 17. “We are confident that the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory will transform the delivery, quality, and outcomes of care provided to Americans with dementia, and their ...
  • Registration open for statistical conference focused on cluster randomized clinical trials January 9, 2020 IMPACT Steering Committee and Design and Statistics Core member Monica Taljaard, PhD, will be part of a panel at the 13th University of Pennsylvania Conference on Statistical Issues in Clinical Trials  on April 29th.  The conference will focus on challenges and opportunities in cluster randomized clinical trials. Registration is now open. 
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