Dr. Spiegelman and Colleagues Publish LAGO Findings in Annals of Statistics
In a newly accepted paper in the prestigious Annals of Statistics, Dr. Donna Spiegelman and her colleagues Drs. Daniel Nevo (Tel Aviv University) and Judith Lok (Boston University) have developed an innovative adaptive study design, the Learn as You Go (LAGO) design, which allows implementation scientists to optimize multiple component intervention packages for cost, power, and overall benefit in pre-determined stages, learning as the trial progresses.
New Center in Implementation Science Launched with University of Malaya
Yale University and the University of Malaya (UM) in Kuala Lumpur have been awarded a multi-million grant to establish the Malaysian Implementation Science Training (MIST) center to catalyze research and training through the Fogarty International Program at the National Institutes of Health.
CIRA Welcomes Raul U. Hernandez-Ramirez as Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core
Effective June 1, 2020, CIRA welcomed Raul U. Hernandez-Ramirez as Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core within CIRA.Source: Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)
Interventions and policy approaches to promote equity in breastfeeding
Interventions and policy approaches to promote equity in breastfeeding. Call for papers for a special collection in International Journal for Equity in Health. Edited by Rafael Perez-Escamilla and Mireya Vilar-Compte. Providing accessible, high-quality and equitable support for all women who want to breastfeed is a sound social investment. Abstracts are due June 30, 2020.Source: International Journal for Equity in Health
Dr. Ashley Hagaman awarded the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Young Investigator Grant
We are excited to announce that Dr. Ashley Hagaman has recently been awarded the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Young Investigator Grant to conduct a suicide prevention intervention implementation science pilot study in Nepal. The Young Investigator grant also supports a formal mentorship program with a world renowned suicide prevention expert.Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Yale School of Public Health Implementation Science Group (ISG) thanks Dr. Donna Spiegelman for her support and sponsorship of their student journal clubs
Yale School of Public Health Implementation Science Group (ISG) sends Dr. Donna Spiegelman a "Thank You" card to show their appreciation of her support and sponsorship of their student journal clubs over the last two years.
Dr. Donna Spiegelman is the Director of the New MS and PhD Biostatistics specialization in "Implementation and Prevention Science Methods" at the Yale School of Public Health
We have recently developed a specialization in ”Implementation and Prevention Science Methods” that all MS and PhD Biostatistics students matriculating this fall will be able to choose. If you plan to attend Yale you will be able to choose this specialization or the regular Biostatistics curriculum. You will have until the beginning of the spring term to decide which specialization you wish to follow. To help you make this decision there will be information sessions on the MS and PhD programs during the fall term with the Director of this specialization, Dr. Donna Spiegelman.
Coronavirus cases rise, but is social distancing working?
As the numbers of new coronoavirus cases have increased each day, and social distancing reshapes daily life, everyone wants to know whether the sacrifice is paying off. Are we “flattening the curve” enough to prevent a surge of critically ill people needing hospital care? Is it working at all?Source: The Middletown Press
Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla recently received The Kellogg Prize for Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition
Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla recently received The Kellogg Prize for Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition to honor his lifetime achievements in international nutrition research to benefit populations in non-industrialized countries. Dr. Perez-Escamilla will be giving his lifetime achievement award lecture next year at the Nutrition 2021 Conference in Boston, MA. The Nutrition 2020 Conference will be held virtually May 30th - June 2, 2020.Source: American Society for Nutrition- Nutrition 2020
CMIPS Director Donna Spiegelman and colleagues compete for the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change $100 Million Grant and make it to the "Top 100"!!
Announcing the Top 100 Proposals for $100 Million Grant- MacArthur today announced the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges. The Top 100 will be featured in the Bold Solutions Network to help high-impact ideas gain visibility and support.Source: MacArthur Foundation
Raul Hernandez-Ramirez Accepted to Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) Facilitated Course
Associate Research Scientist Raul Hernandez-Ramirez was recently accepted to participate this year in a training institute hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). This training focuses on dissemination and implementation (D&I) research with an emphasis on cancer.
Report from the Field: 3rd Annual Meeting Antigua Guatemala 2019
The Global Research on Implementation and Translation Science (GRIT) is a consortium of researchers that support late stage phase 4 translational research Hypertension Outcomes for T4 Research in Lower Middle-Income Countries (Hy-TREC) and the Translation Research Capacity Building Initiative in Low Middle-Income Countries (TREIN). They held their third biannual consortium work meeting in Guatemala City and Antigua, Guatemala from September 5th to September 7th, 2019.Source: The Global Research on Implementation and Translation Science (GRIT) Consortium
New Faculty Friday: Ashley Hagaman, methodologist, motorcyclist, Nepali speaker
Today we spotlight Ashley Hagaman, assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Hagaman has a Ph.D. in medical anthropology and global health from Arizona State University (2017) and an M.P.H. in global health from Emory University (2012). She earned a B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2008. Hagaman holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Anthropology and will be working with the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS).
National Academy of Medicine Elects Six Yale Faculty Members
Six Yale School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The six are among 100 new members elected by the organization to receive the honor, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine.Source: YaleNews