Dec
15
8:00 AM08:00

Abstract Deadline: 2019 National LGBTQ Health Conference

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Call for Abstracts:
Due December 15th 2018

6th National LGBTQ Health Conference:
Bridging Research & Practice

Friday May 31st to Saturday June 1st 2019
With an NIH Pre-Conference Workshop on Thursday May 30th
At Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Abstracts due: December 15th 2018

 For more Information please visit the conference website: https://lgbtqconference.dryfta.com/en/

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May
31
to Jun 1

ISGMH: 2019 National LGBTQ Health Conference

6th National LGBTQ Health Conference:
Bridging Research & Practice

Friday May 31st to Saturday June 1st 2019
With an NIH Pre-Conference Workshop on Thursday May 30th
At Emory University in Atlanta, GA.


About the Conference

The National LGBTQ Health Conference is an interdisciplinary translational research conference bringing together scientists, public health professionals, and healthcare providers to discuss issues affecting the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ community while fostering professional development and networking opportunities.


Conference Highlights

  • Nationally-recognized Keynote Speakers: Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, and Kierra Johnson, Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force

  • Expert panel and breakout sessions showcasing emerging research and practice

  • Poster symposium

  • Professional Development Institute hosted by NIH on May 30

  • Continuing education units will be offered

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Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

PSMG: Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD

Optimizing Study Designs to Better Inform Individualized Treatment Decisions

Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD
Stanford University

ABSTRACT:
A paradigm shift is occurring in medicine and public health. Previously, trials were intended to identify the intervention with the greatest expected effect for a group of patients at risk for or diagnosed with a given disease or condition. As new and better interventions were identified this way, practice shifted towards the superior interventions. However, even if an intervention is best on average, some individuals may do better than expected while others may not do as well. Similarly, even if all individuals do about the same, some may have more serious adverse events/harms/unintended effects and others may have fewer. If differences in outcomes and harms with each intervention can be predicted for individuals, then the choice of intervention can be tailored and individualized – each person can get the intervention that most ideally achieves better health outcomes while minimizing harms for that person in particular. This is the new paradigm of individualized care, personalized medicine and health.   Individualized care holds great promise, but achieving this promise presents a number of challenges. One particular challenge that we focus on is when to individualize care based on current knowledge (information from completed studies) and when and how to design additional studies that should be conducted before care is individualized. Currently most trials focus on showing effects for the group as a whole. After the trial concludes, additional analyses attempt to predict which subgroups will benefit more from which treatment. Even when these analyses find differences, they may be highly uncertain because the original trial was not made large enough to precisely measure these differences at these subgroup levels. The subgroup findings are suggestive, and it may be tempting to individualize treatment based on them. Yet, because treatments carry both the promise of benefits and risks of harms and side-effects, additional studies may be warranted. But when? And how large of a study? And on which subgroups should the new study focus on?    Towards answering these questions, we describe a framework we developed. We then apply this framework using simulation model examples to characterize what are the characteristics of the subgroups and their expected benefits, risks and associated uncertainties as well as the maximum available sample size that determines optimal study designs for individualization decisions. In many cases, we consider optimal study designs diverge strongly (but predictably) from proportional random sampling schemes like those currently used in many randomized trials.

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Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

TC-CFAR Seminar Series: Joshua Leonard and Chisu Song

Engineering extracellular vesicle-mediated delivery of targeted nucleases to inactive HIV proviral DNA.

Joshua L. Leonard, PhD
Northwestern University

Chisu Song, PhD
Northwestern University

Monday November 12, 2018
12PM to 1PM CDT

Drs. Joshua Leonard and Chisu Song will present the results of their Third Coast CFAR pilot projects.

Joshua L. Leonard, PhD is an associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering. His research group works at the interface of systems biology and synthetic biology in order to probe and program the function of complex, multicellular systems to develop transformative biotechnologies and enable a new paradigm of design-driven medicine. Using the tools of synthetic biology, biomolecular engineering, computational systems biology, and gene therapy, they develop technologies including programmable cell-based “devices,” immune therapies for cancer and chronic disease, smart vaccines, biosensors for global health applications, and tools for advanced metabolic engineering. By bringing an engineering approach to the investigation, design, and construction of biological systems, Dr. Leonard’s research group is advancing the frontiers of design-driven medicine to address unmet medical needs and create safe, effective, and long-lasting treatment options that improve both quantity and quality of life. 

Chisu Song, PhD is a research assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University. Dr. Song received his doctorate in Virology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2001. He completed his postdoctoral training in Microbiology and Hematology-Oncology at the University of Alabama and Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Song's work includes studying APOBEC3G to identify potential strategies for sustained remission in individuals with HIV. 

Attend in person: Stonewall Conference Rooms, 625 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611

Attend remotely: https://bluejeans.com/169025110

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Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

PSMG: HIV/AIDS Prevention - J.D. Smith, PhD & Nanette Benbow, MAS

Landscape of Funded Implementation Research in HIV/AIDS: A Scoping Review of
Methodological and Intervention Characteristics

JD Smith, PhD & Nanette Benbow, MAS
Northwestern University

ABSTRACT:
JD and Nanette will present results from a scoping review of NIH-funded grants which will identify the proportion and characteristics of HIV-related implementation research studies funded by NIH, discuss multiple implementation research methods used to study interventions targeting various points in the HIV prevention and care continuums, and present potential opportunities for next steps.

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Nov
1
8:30 AM08:30

SYMPOSIUM: Third Coast Center for AIDS Research 2018 Annual Symposium

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Thursday November 1st, 2018
8:30AM to 4:30PM CDT
Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences, The University of Chicago

Join the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research 2018 Annual Symposium Ending the HIV Epidemic: Think Globally, Act Locally. This multidisciplinary symposium will draw important connections between HIV research in global settings and the lessons researchers can apply to their domestic work. Examples of the “global to local” approach will include innovations in HIV testing, prevention and care, as well as implementation science approaches to scale up of new interventions, and the role of research on non-communicable diseases and HIV.

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, United States Global AIDS Coordinator will provide a keynote lecture on the scale up of HIV treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programs.

Ce-PIM Director, Dr. C Hendricks Brown, will join Dr. Carlos Del Rio (Emory) and Dr. Moira McNulty (Univ of Chicago) as a presenter in Session III: Implementation Science to Accelerate the Cascades.

For more more information on this symposium, including the agenda, please visit: http://www.thirdcoastcfar.org/annual-symposium/

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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

PSMG: Personalized Medicine - Philip Greenland & Joyce Ho

The NIH Precision Medicine Initiative: The All of Us Research Program

Philip Greenland, M.D.
Joyce Ho, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

ABSTRACT:
Precision medicine is a concept that was nearly unheard of prior to 2008, but in 2018, PubMed listed nearly 4000 citations for the term “precision medicine.” The National Institutes of Health launched an ambitious precision medicine initiative in 2015 and began recruiting participants into a 1 million person cohort study in 2017. To date, nearly 100,000 people have joined this effort, now called the “All of Us Research Program.” As described by the NIH, All of Us is “more than just a medical research program.” It is described as “a celebration of the American spirit in all its diversity and capacity to generate positive change.” The goal of the cohort study is to create a health care environment that is based on specific treatments for specific individuals. It takes into account factors like where a person lives, what activities they do, and what is their family health history. Precision medicine’s goal is to be able to tell people the best ways to stay healthy. If someone does become ill, precision medicine may help health care teams find the treatment that will work best. The study expects to provide researchers, patients, and doctors the information they need to make tailored recommendations, relevant to people of different backgrounds, ages, or regions.In this talk, Drs. Ho and Greenland will discuss the overall program goals as well as the evolving data elements and genomic analysis plan, and the researcher portal, which will enable researchers from anywhere to utilize data from the study. We will also discuss related projects, like the UK Biobank and the Million Veterans Study, to learn from those experiences and anticipate what we may learn from the All of Us Research Program.

Keywords: precision medicine; personalized medicine; genetics; health risks

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Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Kevin Haggerty: Implementation and dissemination of the Communities That Care prevention system to promote evidence-based practices in behavioral health

Implementation and dissemination of the Communities That Care prevention system to promote evidence-based practices in behavioral health

Kevin Haggerty, Ph.D.
Social Development Research Group
University of Washington

ABSTRACT: 

Communities That Care (CTC) is a community planning system for the prevention of youth behavior problems. CTC empowers community stakeholders and decision makers to select and implement tested and effective policies and programs most appropriate to their community’s needs by using strategic consultation, training, and research-based tools. We see CTC as providing what NIRN calls the “enabling context” for successful implementation of prevention focused EBPs.  This session will briefly summarize findings from the NIH/NIDA-funded community-randomized trial of CTC and describe efforts to expand capacity for implementation at scale using a new web-based video-assisted training system. The CTC prevention system has been shown to assist local communities in achieving these goals in a randomized trial. We will discuss how we have continued to focus on high quality implementation from the randomized trial to real world application of CTC.

Please note: Unfortunately, the audio quality of this video recording is poor. Most of Dr. Haggerty’s excellent presentation is decipherable but there are periodic disruptions.

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Oct
22
12:00 PM12:00

TC-CFAR Seminar Series: Judith S. Currier

Cardiovascular Disease in HIV: Mechanisms and Potential Interventions

Judith S. Currier, MD, MsC
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Monday October 22nd, 2018
12PM to 1PM CDT

Dr. Currier is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Co-Director of the Center for AIDS Research and Education Center (CARE) in the Department of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is Chair of the NIH sponsored AIDS Clinical Trials Group. Her research has focused on HIV therapeutics and long-term complications of HIV disease with an emphasis on sex differences and antiretroviral therapy, cardiovascular disease, and women’s health.

Attend in person: Stonewall Conference Rooms, 625 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611

Attend remotely: https://bluejeans.com/169025110

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Oct
16
12:00 PM12:00

Larry V. Hedges: Improving Generalization from Randomized Trials for Policy Purposes

Improving Generalization from Randomized Trials for Policy Purposes

Larry V. Hedges, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

ABSTRACT:
Randomized trials provide the gold standard of internal validity for making causal inferences about the effects of interventions.  However, randomized trials are seldom conducted using probability samples that might provide the same gold standard of generalizability (external validity). I will discuss methods to quantify and improve the generalizability of findings from randomized trials conducted to inform policy and illustrate these ideas with the FIRST trial.  I will begin by formalizing some subjective notions of generalizability in terms of estimating average treatment effects in well-defined inference populations.    The problem is to use a study sample to estimate parameters of the distribution of treatment effects (e.g., the average treatment effect) in an inference population.  When study samples are not probability samples, the inference process relies on matching the study sample to the inference population on a potentially large number of covariates that are related to variation in treatment effects.  I outline methods that can, under definable assumptions, yield estimates of the population average treatment effects are unbiased (or nearly so) with a standard error depends largely on how well the study sample matches the inference population.  If the standard error is reasonably small, the study sample yields generalizable effects, but if it is large (or even infinite, as it can be) the evidence in the study sample has little or no generalizability to the inference population.  I use the Flexibility In duty hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) trial to illustrate the use of these ideas.

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Oct
11
12:00 PM12:00

ISGMH: Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture Series – Dr. Sari van Anders

Join our partners, ISGMH, for their “Current Issues in LGBTQ Health” lecture series featuring Dr. Sari Van Anders. ISGMH is cosponsoring this event with the Northwestern Department of Psychology.

This lecture will be on Thursday, October 11th 2018 in the Stonewall Conference Room of 625 N. Michigan Suite 1400. Stay tuned for more details!

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Oct
9
12:00 PM12:00

Brian S. Mittman: Evaluating complex interventions: Confronting and guiding (versus ignoring and suppressing) heterogeneity and adaptation

Evaluating complex interventions: Confronting and guiding (versus ignoring and suppressing) heterogeneity and adaptation

Brian S. Mittman, Ph.D.
Kaiser Permanente

ABSTRACT:
Implementation strategies and many of the clinical and health service delivery interventions they aim to implement are characterized by multiple components targeting multiple behaviors and levels and are often characterized by extreme heterogeneity and adaptability.  Although researchers often attempt to standardize and achieve fidelity to highly-specified manualized intervention protocols, the required actions to suppress adaptation and maximize internal validity often lead to reduced effectiveness:  adaptation to local conditions often increases intervention effectiveness relative to implementation of a fixed version of an intervention across heterogeneous settings.  This presentation introduces the new PCORI Methodology Committee Standards for Complex Interventions and discusses their role in research to (a) study and guide rather than suppress or ignore adaptation, achieving internal validity through adherence to an adaptation algorithm and through fidelity to function rather than form, and to (b) develop empirical evidence, insights and guidance for policy and practice decision makers who are charged with adapting and managing complex interventions rather than simply selecting and deploying simple, fixed interventions.

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Oct
8
12:00 PM12:00

TC-CFAR Seminar Series: JD Smith and Nanette Benbow

Landscape of NIH-funded HIV Implementation Research

JD Smith, Ph.D & Nanette Benbow, MAS
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Monday October 8th, 2018
12PM to 1PM CDT

Attend in person: Stonewall Conference Rooms, 625 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611

Attend remotely: https://bluejeans.com/169025110

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Oct
2
12:00 PM12:00

Volker Grimm: Standard formats for describing and analyzing agent-based models

Standard formats for describing and analyzing agent-based models

Volker Grimm, Ph.D.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

10/02/2018

ABSTRACT:
In my presentation I will briefly summarize the scope and rationale of agent-based modelling. Then, after listing the main challenges of the agent-based approach, I will focus on how to make make agent-based more transparent and rigorous. I will introduce to ODD, a standard  format for describing ABMs, TRACE, a standard format for documenting the evaluation and validation of ABMs, and Robustness Analysis, a generic strategy for identifying robust theories.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Geoffrey M. Curran: Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs: A Review and New Considerations

Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs: A Review and New Considerations

Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

ABSTRACT:
The presentation will provide an overview of effectiveness-implementation hybrid designs. Dr. Curran will review current trends in the use of these designs, provide examples of strong designs across the hybrid design continuum, and offer recommendations for hybrid design specifications, outcome measurement, and reporting.

Keywords: research design, implementation science, hybrid designs

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Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

PSMG: Suicide Prevention - John Walkup, M.D.

Suicide prevention in Native communities: A CBPR approach

John Walkup, M.D.
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

ABSTRACT: This presentation will focus on the evolution of a tribe-wide suicide prevention program based on a community based participatory research methodology.  The tribe experienced spikes in youth suicide that were devastating to the community and developed a strategy to make reporting of suicidal behavior to the suicide prevention team mandatory for all who live and work on the reservation. Based on data collected the tribe developed prevention strategies that addressed risk groups.  The most recent assessment suggest that suicide and suicide attempts decreased in from 2007-2012 from the early phase of the project in 2001-2006.

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

TC-CFAR Seminar Series: Dr. George Greene

"Oh Yeah, I'm down! A whole year to not think about taking a pill!": Understanding the acceptability of long-acting HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among young men who have sex with men

George Greene, Ph.D.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Monday September 17th
12 to 1PM

Attend in Person: Stonewall Conference Rooms, 625 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611

Attend remotely: https://bluejeans.com/169025110

George J. Greene, Ph.D., (he/him) is the associate director of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance Program (EDIT) and faculty in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University. Dr. Greene’s research interests focus on health disparities in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adolescents and young adults, with a particular emphasis on ethnic/racial disparities in the HIV epidemic. His research aims to: (a) understand HIV risk and protective factors from intersectionality and developmental-ecological perspectives; (b) employ community-based participatory research approaches to build upon the needs and strengths of communities to identify and develop effective interventions; (c) design technology- and Internet-based approaches for observation and intervention; (d) adopt theoretically-driven program evaluation approaches to appropriately evaluate HIV prevention research and service efforts; and (e) apply qualitative and mixed methods approaches to research and program evaluation efforts

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Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Abstract Deadline: Third Coast Center for AIDS Research 2018 Annual Symposium

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Third Coast Center for AIDS Research 2018 Annual Symposium

Ending the HIV Epidemic: Think Globally, Act Locally

Abstracts due Monday September 17th
 

Symposium Date: Thursday November 1st, 2018
Symposium Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM CDT
Symposium location: Gordon Center for Integrative Science, University of Chicago

Guidelines to submit abstracts can be found here: http://www.thirdcoastcfar.org/abstract-guidelines/

Register to attend the symposium by October 26th.

Ce-PIM Director, Dr. C Hendricks Brown, will join Dr. Carlos Del Rio (Emory) and Dr. Moira McNulty (Univ of Chicago) as a presenter in Session III: Implementation Science to Accelerate the Cascades.

Information on how to register and the symposium agenda can be found here: http://www.thirdcoastcfar.org/annual-symposium/

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Sep
14
to Sep 15

Symposium: Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium

Moving Towards Health Equity. Strengthening Our Community of Care

Date: September 14th and 15th
Time: 7AM to 5PM
Location: JW Marriott, 151 W Adams St. Chicago, IL

The 2018 Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium (MLHS) will explore this year’s theme “Moving Towards Health Equity. Strengthening our Community of Care.” The two-day gathering of healthcare professionals, social service providers, advocates, and researchers will highlight innovative best practices in LGBTQ patient-centered clinical care as well as community-driven approaches to addressing health disparities. Join us as we explore these critical topics and others - HIV elimination, racial equity in LGBTQ care, addressing violence and reproductive justice, as providers and advocates striving for meaningful change.

Please visit the conference website for more information on how to register and to view this year's schedule.

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Sep
7
8:00 AM08:00

Meeting: HIV Implementation Science Workshop Working Group

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HIV Implementation Science Workshop Working Group Meeting

Hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research & Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

Friday September 7th 2018
8AM to 4PM EDT
Baltimore, MD

Ce-PIM faculty, Hendricks Brown, JD Smith, and Nanette Benbow will be attending an all day meeting of the HIV Implementation Science Working Group at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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Aug
15
2:00 PM14:00

Symposium: State of Sexual & Gender Minority Health

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health 3rd Annual Symposium: State of Sexual & Gender Minority Health

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Date: Wednesday August 15th
Time: 2:00 to 4:30PM (reception to follow)
Location: Aspen Hall 375 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago IL

DETAILS:
ISGMH's third annual symposium focuses on the intersection between racial and ethnic minorities and sexual and gender minority populations. Research and community experience show that these populations experience numerous discrimination, oppression and health disparities. Those who identify as a sexual or gender minority, and as a person of color, can experience these disparities in compounding ways. For example, transgender women of color and black gay men are at high risk for poor health outcomes, and there is a staggering disparity between their health outcomes and that of their heterosexual, cisgender and white peers. The objective of this Symposium is to identify areas where research can directly improve the health and wellbeing of ethnic, racial, sexual and gender minorities.

The Keynote Speaker at this year’s Symposium is Dr. Lisa Bowleg, a  professor of applied social psychology and the director of DC CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Core at The George Washington University. The Symposium will also feature speakers representing an interdisciplinary mix of Northwestern University faculty, postdoctoral and graduate students showcasing their research, as well as local community organizers.

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Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

ISGMH: Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture Series – André Pérez

Join our partners, ISGMH, for their “Current Issues in LGBTQ Health” lecture series featuring André Pérez! André will be discussing his work with the Trans Oral History project and America in Transition

This lecture will be on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 in the Stonewall Conference Room of 625 N. Michigan Suite 1400. Stay tuned for more details!

To RSVP, please visit this page >>

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Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Presentation: CLaRO Training Institute

Implementation Science and It's Intimate Connection to Health Equity

C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

Date: August 3rd, 2018
Time: 9am-11am
Location: Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities (CLaRO) Summer Training Institute
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
Room 115/116, 5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL

DETAILS:
On August 3rd, Dr. Hendricks Brown will give a presentation at the Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities (CLaRO) Summer Training Institute. This interdisciplinary Center conducts and promots multi-level community-based participatory research to prevent SAVA syndemic conditions (substance abuse, violence/trauma and HIV/AIDS) and reduce their adverse health and mental health consequences. The Center emphasizes tailored interventions for Latino subgroups who represent pockets of vulnerability and require precise and specialized interventions that optimize access to and impact of interventions. From Friday, July 27th to Sunday, August 5th, the CLaRO Summer Training Institute will be held at the University of Miami.

DATES:
Friday, July 27, 2018: 8:30am- 3:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018: 8:30am- 12:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018: 8:30am- 12:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018: 8:30am- 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018: 8:30am- 3:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018: 8:30am- 3:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018: 8:30am- 3:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018: 8:30am- 12:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018: 8:30am- 11:30am
Sunday, August 5, 2018: 8:30am- 11:30am

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Jul
23
to Jul 27

NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from July 23 - 27, 2018. The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science.

For more information, please visit https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/hd-research-institute/hdri_logon.asp

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Jun
19
to Jun 21

Implementation Science Institute

Implementation Science Institute

The University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine will be hosting the 2018 Implementation Science Institute June 19-21, 2018. The purpose of the Implementation Science Institute is to provide participants with the tools to design and execute rigorous implementation science research. The Institute will give an introduction to the foundations of implementation science (i.e., terminology, conceptual models and frameworks, study design). Students will also receive an overview of advanced topics including implementation strategies and sustainability. The course directors will cover tips for grant writing, skill development and time will be spent writing specific aims for Implementation Science grants. The Institute will also explicitly describe how principles of implementation science can be applied to practical implementation efforts.

For more information and to register, please visit http://news.consortiumforis.org/training/2018-implementation-science-institute-at-university-of-pennsylvania/

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Jun
12
11:00 AM11:00

Deadline: 2018 TIDIHR Applications

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Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH).

Applications are due on June 12, 2018 12:00 p.m. ET.

For more information, please visit
 https://www.scgcorp.com/tidirh2018/index.html

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in coordination with a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes and Centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), are hosting this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research in health across all areas of health and health care.

In 2018, the institute will utilize a combination of a 4-month online course (six modules with related assignments) between August 13 and November 30 , 2018, and a 2-day in-person training to be held December 6-7, 2018, in Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy).

Participants will be expected to return to their home institutions prepared to share what they have learned at the institute to help further the field of D&I research (e.g., giving talks, leading seminars, forming new collaborations, mentoring, submitting D&I grant proposals, etc.).

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Jun
7
to Jun 8

7th Annual Thomas R. Ten Have Symposium on Statistics in Mental Health

The 7th Annual Thomas R. Ten Have Symposium on Statistics in Mental Health

Invited Speakers and Discussants

Abstracts

Speaker and Discussant Biographies

Keynote Speaker: Tyler VanderWeele, Harvard School of Public Health: “Assessing Mediation, Interaction, and Causation in the Associations Between Religious Service Attendance and Suicide”
       Discussant: Naihua Duan, Columbia University

Hendricks Brown, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: “Designing implementation trials for scaling up and scaling out evidence based interventions”
       Discussant: Larry Hedges, Northwestern University

Sherri Rose, Harvard Medical School: “Computational Health Economics and Clinical Informatics in Mental Health Research"
       Discussant: Neil Jordan, Northwestern University

Danny Almirall, University of Michigan: "Mixed-effects Modeling to Compare Dynamic Treatment Regimens with SMART Data"
       Discussant: Yuanjia Wang, Columbia University

Susan Paddock, Rand Corporation: “Causal inference for dynamic groups: Examining cognitive behavioral therapy session attendance and post-treatment depression”
       Discussant: Steve Raudenbush, University of Chicago

Haiqun Lin, Yale University: “Multiple Mediation Analysis with Latent Classes”
       Discussant: Robert Gibbons, University of Chicago

Mengling Liu, NYU: "Mediation Analysis with Censored Time-to-Event Mediator"
       Discussant: Bethany Bray, Penn State University

Melanie Wall, Columbia University: “Empirical methods for identifying optimal diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders"
       Discussant: Christine Mauro, Columbia University

Ian Barnett, University of Pennsylvania: “Multivariate change point detection methods with applications to relapse prediction in schizophrenia using smartphone monitoring”
       Discussant: Eva Petkova, NYU

Schedule

There will be a total of eight 35-minute regular invited talks each with a 15-minute discussion. The Keynote Address is 50 minutes with a 20-minute discussion.

Day 1 (June 7, 2018)

9:30am-10:00am: Registration and coffee

10:00am-10:10am: Welcome

10:10am-11:00am: Danny Almirall (Speaker) & Yuanjia Wang (Discussant)

11:00am-11:50am: Susan Paddock (Speaker) & Steve Raudenbush (Discussant)

11:50am-1:00pm: Lunch Onsite

1:00pm-1:50pm: Haiqun Lin (Speaker) & Robert Gibbons (Discussant)

1:50pm-2:40pm: Ian Barnett (Speaker) & Eva Petkova (Discussant)

2:40pm-3:00pm: Afternoon Coffee/Snack Break

3:00pm-4:10pm: Tyler VanderWeele (Keynote Speaker) & Naihua Duan (Discussant)

4:10pm-4:20pm: General Discussion

4:20pm-6:20pm: Happy Hour and poster session

6:30pm-8:00pm: Dinner at Beatrix (not included in registration fee)

 

Day 2 (June 8, 2018)

8:30am-9:00am: Continental breakfast onsite

9:00am-9:50am: Hendricks Brown (Speaker) & Larry Hedges (Discussant)

9:50am-10:40am: Sherri Rose (Speaker) & Neil Jordan (Discussant)

10:40am-11:00am: Mid-morning coffee/snack break

11:00am-11:50am: Melanie Wall (Speaker) & Christine Mauro (Discussant)

11:50am-12:40pm: Mengling Liu (Speaker) & Bethany Bray (Discussant)

12:40pm-1:00pm: Goodbye

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