APPOINTMENT: Nielsen Appointed Chair of AUA QIPS Committee

MT-DIRC fellow Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS (2015 cohort) was recently appointed as Chair of the American Urological Association’s Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Committee. He will serve on the committee charged with fostering quality urological care from 2019-2022. Read the full story in the May 2nd edition of Vital Signs. Congrats Matt!!

AWARD: Birken receives UNC Award for the Advancement of Women

Sarah Birken, PhD (2015 cohort) was recently selected to receive UNC-Chapel Hill’s University Award for the Advancement of Women which recognized Birken for her efforts in elevating the status of women on the UNC campus, improving campus policies for the upward mobility of women and mentorship and professional development of other women. This award comes only […]

PUBLICATION: Perry’s implementation strategies article in ImpSci

Cindy Perry, PhD of the 2014 MT-DIRC cohort was first author of the recently published work in Implementation Science titled: Specifying and comparing implementation strategies across seven large implementation interventions: a practical application of theory. Dr. Perry's finding's suggest possible revisions to implementation strategies to make them more usable in "real-work",  "on-the-ground" dissemination and implementation efforts. […]

PUBLICATION: Saint-Maurice’s study on exercise featured in TIME

MT-DIRC 2017 fellow Pedro Saint-Maurice's recent JAMA Network Open article "Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity Across the Adult Life Course With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality" has reached the general public audience through write up's in media outlets such as TIME and Popular Science. Reaching the audience that the research is intended to help is a researcher's dream […]

GRANT: Ellis awarded NIH P20 subproject on adoption

2016 MT-DIRC Fellow Shellie Ellis, MA, PhD was recently awarded an NIH P20 subproject titled Implementing Precision Medicine: Determinants of Adoption in Community Oncology. It is a 3-year project to better understand precision medicine use and determinants of innovation adoption in oncology more broadly. 2014 MT-DIRC Fellow Sarah Birken, PhD is also contributing to this grant […]