Welcome to SIRC

SIRC is a society that brings together researchers and stakeholders committed to the rigorous evaluation of implementation of evidence based psychosocial interventions. SIRC conferences occur biennially. Our next conference will be held in Seattle on September 25 & 26, 2015 centered around the theme of “Advancing Efficient Methodologies through Community Partnerships and Team Science”. New this conference will be a set of pre-conference workshops and panels on September 24th; topics will be announced soon.  Also on the 24th will be the Implementation Research Development Workshop for our Network of Expertise (formerly Strategic Planning Group) members, click here for more details. Registration will open for all conference-related activities on January 5, 2015.

 

We invite you to become a SIRC member through a 5-minute free website registration: Become a SIRC member. SIRC members gain access to (1) a repository of D&I instruments, (2) a D&I resource library (under development), listserv updates, and a searchable membership database (coming soon!). 

 

If you have any questions about our SIRC webpage or the conferences, please don’t hesitate to contact us at sirc@uw.edu.

SIRC Instrument Review Project–Results Now Available

As you may know, one of the primary SIRC initiatives has been a systematic review and synthesis of quantitative instruments available for use in evaluating implementation efforts. In brief, the project has sought to identify and empirically evaluate the psychometric quality of instruments that assess implementation outcomes (e.g., acceptability, adoption, sustainment) and constructs outlined by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR; Damschroder et al., 2009). More information on the project method, focus, and outcomes can be found HERE. We are excited to announce that the first round of instruments and associated ratings are now available for instruments assessing implementation outcomes. In order to access this first round of results for this project, you will need to take 5 minutes to register for SIRC HERE (SIRC membership remains free until the 2015 conferences thanks to support from NIMH). 

Job Posting: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor at Michigan State University (Multiple positions available)

The College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University seeks candidates for 5-6 tenure system faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor levels with an established research record of NIH or related federal (i.e., PCORI, AHRQ, CDC, DoD, etc.) funding and peer-reviewed journal articles to help build a new academic program of public health in a community with significant public health needs.

 

Preferred candidates have experience with or are prepared to be R01-level principal investigators, who have a commitment to the welfare of underserved populations and communities. Applicants may come from such disciplines as public health, health services research, health economics, clinical disciplines (including psychology, social work, medicine, nutrition, etc.) sociology, health communications, and epidemiology. They are likely to hold a Ph.D., DPH or similar degree, although an MD or DO who might also do clinical work is a possibility. Successful candidates at the senior level will be designated C.S. Mott Endowed Chairs of Public Health or C.S. Mott Endowed Professors of Public Health and be expected to provide significant leadership in building research teams in one or more of the areas of emphasis.

 

The successful candidates will (1) have an investigator-initiated research program that includes external funding and peer-reviewed scholarship, (2) provide leadership for developing teams of investigators with institutional partners in the Flint community leading to scholarship and funding, and (3) work closely with other College of Human Medicine and Michigan State University faculty to develop significant lines of investigation and collaboration supported by extramural funding. Candidates will collaborate with faculty across multiple disciplines and with health care and health system leaders to improve health and advance the delivery of care across diverse populations. Participation in research mentorship as well as outreach to statewide community partners is also expected. Although these positions are primarily research-focused, opportunities for clinical work and/or teaching medical students and teaching in the MPH and graduate degree programs are options, if desired.

 

Applicants should submit a letter of application including a personal statement, curriculum vitae, history of research funding, statement of current and future research plans, and contact information (address, e-mail and phone) for four references. The personal statement should, among other things, indicate how this opportunity aligns with both current research emphases and career aspirations.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, visit our website at jobs.msu.edu. Refer to posting #9080. For more information, click here

SIRC Implementation Research Development Workshop (January 2, 2015)

SIRC Implementation Research Development Workshop (IRDW)

Free to Attend! 

Please sign up by December 19, 2014 to attend the January 2, 2015 IRDW for SIRC members. 

Working on a grant proposal? Trying to figure out what to do with feedback from reviewers?

Struggling to move an implementation project forward? Interested in receiving feedback from a senior colleague in the field? 

  • The IRDW is an opportunity to get feedback from a range of implementation researchers on your project in development.
  • Dr. Gregory Aarons, our invited expert, will be attending the workshop to provide feedback on presenters’ projects.
  • Presentations for the iRDW are on works-in-development where feedback can (a) have a helpful and substantial impact on the developing project or proposal and (b) lead to a useful discussion of cutting-edge issues in implementation research. 
  • Please consider attending even if you do not have a project to present. Previous attendees have found that these facilitated discussions improve their implementation science grant development knowledge.
  • Dr. Rinad Beidas will be presenting an R01 proposal for the group to discuss. We have room for one more presenter! 

The workshop will take place from 12 – 2pm Pacific/3 -5 pm Eastern.

Signing up involves selecting one of three options including:

1) I cannot attend unless I present,

2) I want to present but I will attend in any event,

3) I prefer not to present but I will if necessary,

and will involve submitting a 100-word summary of your project based on your above selection. All SPG members are welcome to register for the IRDW.

Sign up through a brief survey here.