2018 Summer Institute

What is the Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC)?

Cancer is the leading cause of death among persons under the age of 85 and the second leading cause of death overall in the United States. To address this cancer burden, university-based research yields a growing supply of new discoveries, but research findings often take 10-20 years before being incorporated into clinical or public health practice and policy. To address this gap, the science of dissemination and Implementation (D&I) (often referred to as knowledge translation outside of the United States) research has emerged. Our team at Washington University in St. Louis has been the leader in developing the science of D&I research. MT-DIRC was a training program for those cancer control researchers who sought to gain better training in the field of D&I science research. 

The resources on this website have been organized to provide existing and new D&I researchers the opportunity to share knowledge and learn from the accumulating evidence of what has worked and hasn’t worked translating the lessons learned from cancer control science into practice and policy. As such, these resources reflect the collective experience of the faculty and fellows who participated in this training program and continue to contribute to the field of D&I science and D&I practice.