NCATS Eli Lilly Externship Opportunity in Clinical and Translational Science—Offered by ITHS’ funder, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Provides up to six months of training at Eli Lilly in areas related to drug development. Trainees will improve competencies in clinical trial design, clinical pharmacology, and toxicology, and be able to navigate the drug approval process through to submitting a new Investigational Drug Application (IND) to the FDA. Closes April 20, 2016. Learn More >


RWJF New Connections—Offered by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Supports career development program for early-career researchers that can work across disciplines (e.g., health, healthcare, social sciences, business, engineering). A total of 17 grants, each up to $50,000, will be awarded. Application deadline is May 4, 2016. Learn More >

Certificate Program in Practice-Based Research Methods—Provides training in concepts, skills, and methods for conducting practice-based research and building practice-based research networks (PBRNs). Fellows devote four to six hours/month to various training activities during a 10-month program. The ITHS WWAMI-region Practice and Research Network is willing to provide mentoring as part of this opportunity. Application deadline is April 22, 2016. Learn More >

Provost’s Bridge Funding Program—Offered by the University of Washington Provost’s Office. Up to $50,000 of bridge funding is available to cover a gap in funding for critical research programs. Evidence must be provided to demonstrate efforts to re-establish funding, and funding must be matched 1:1 by the applicant’s college/school. Open to University of Washington faculty only. Closes May 1, 2016. Learn More >

Liz Tilberis Early Career Award—Offered by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. Available to junior faculty with a strong commitment to a career in the field of ovarian cancer research. Up to $150,000 available per year for up to three years. Deadline for Letter of Intent is May 9, 2016. Learn More >

2016 ANF Nursing Research Grants—Offered by The American Nurses Foundation. Funds for beginning and experienced nurse researchers to conduct studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000. Closes May 1, 2016. Learn More >

Alzheimer’s Combination Therapy Opportunities—Offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. Provides pilot funding to explore combination therapy opportunities in Alzheimer’s diseases. This program will support a biomarker-based combination clinical trial testing re-purposed drug combinations through Phase II proof of concept. Up to $2,000,000 in direct costs for two or three years. Deadline for Letter of Intent submission is May 20, 2016. Learn More > 

March of Dimes Research Program—Offered by the March of Dimes Foundation. Seeks applications from qualified scientists with faculty appointments or equivalent for research grants relevant to its mission. This includes basic biological processes governing differentiation and development involving both human and animal model systems, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health, and environmental toxicology. Up to three years of funding available. Deadline for Letter of Intent is April 30, 2016. Learn More >

Rheumatology Career Development Bridge Funding Award—Offered by the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Provides support to continue conducting rheumatology research while reapplying for an NIH or VA career development award; applicants must have a funding decision in order to apply. K and R award bridge funding of $75,000 to $200,000 available. Closes June 1, 2016. Learn More >

Harrington Scholar-Innovator Program—Offered by the Harrington Discovery Institute. Provides research and drug development funding as well as non-financial support to selected innovators and their institutions to help bridge the gap between basic discovery and clinical introduction. Support includes $100,000 guaranteed with opportunities to qualify for up to $700,000 over project lifetime. Up to 12 awards available. Closes June 6, 2016. Learn More >


Members of ITHS are part of a unique catalyst that accelerates discoveries to practice. When you become an ITHS member, you become part of a multi-disciplinary team working toward a common goal of advancing research and improving health.

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TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016, 2 TO 4 P.M.

UW Medicine South Lake Union, Room C-123

Translational science is dependent on the movement of research advancements from one stage of discovery to the next. Yet, it takes an average of 20 years for translational science discoveries to move from the discovery phase to clinical practice. Many promising discoveries never reach those who would benefit.

Dissemination and implementation research is a growing field that aims to close the gap between discovery and practice. In this ITHS event, Dr. Michael Parchman will discuss how investigators can maximize the impact of their work by designing studies in a way that discoveries can be quickly disseminated to and implemented within real-world clinical practices.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain how dissemination and implementation research fits into the continuum of translational research
  • Provide definitions and examples of terms used in dissemination and implementation research
  • Describe the key features of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research
  • Apply the CFIR model to critique the design of an implementation intervention study

Learn more by downloading the preliminary agenda for this workshop.

Dr. Michael Parchman is a  nationally recognized scholar in chronic illness care research and the director  of Group Health Research Institute’s MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation.


UW Medicine South Lake Union
Room 123 AB
850 Republican St.
Seattle, WA 98109


There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited to the first 60 enrollees. Register today to reserve your spot.





Want to incorporate the latest science in health disparities into your own research?

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host theHealth Disparities Research Institute from August 15, 2016, to August 19, 2016. The Institute aims to foster individual research projects of promising scientists and motivated research scholars with the overall goal to stimulate innovative research in the minority health and health disparities sciences. Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested in applying. 

What the Health Disparities Research Institute Is: This program provides a unique opportunity for early career researchers, interested in addressing health disparities and minority health research, to learn about the latest science and receive guidance on their own research projects from leaders in the field.

Who Should Apply: Early career investigators, including postdoctoral researchers, research associates and assistant professors, engaged in health disparities and minority health research  are encouraged to apply. We seek participants from diverse backgrounds within and outside of academia, such as from community-based and nonprofit organizations. 

Cost: There is no cost, but admission is competitive and participants are required to attend all daily sessions. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation, room, and board. Limited scholarships will be available to cover travel expenses based on need. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, who require financial assistance are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

How to Apply: The online application is now open on the NIMHD website:

The due date for submitting an application is 5:00pm local time on June 1, 2016.

Application Information: Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Professional experience and educational achievements.
  • A brief essay (no more than 250 words) addressing interest in the program and outlining objectives for participation in the program
  • A one-page abstract with specific aims of a proposed research project
  • One letter of recommendation providing evidence of potential success in minority health and health disparities research

Approximately 60 participants will be accepted and preference will be given to those who demonstrate high potential to incorporate training into their own research.

Program Information: The program will feature lectures, seminars, small group discussions, and sessions with scientific staff from across NIH Institutes and Centers. Lectures and seminars will include the following topics:

  • Population science and health disparities
  • Research design and measurement approaches
  • Intervention science methods
  • Healthcare disparities and outcomes research
  • Community-based participatory research

Small group discussions will be tailored to the research interests of the participants. NIH staff will also consult on research strategies and methodologies specific to the participant’s project and how to develop the project into an R01, R21, or K award application.

For additional information, contact the course planning committee