QUERI – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

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Conferences, Fellowships & Trainings

CIPRS has participated in the following conferences, fellowships and training opportunities related to implementation science.


  • NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
    Co-hosted by AcademyHealth and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this annual conference is a forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implementation. It aims to grow the research base by bridging the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine.
  • Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (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.
  • Academy for Healthcare Improvement (AHI)
    The Academy for Healthcare Improvement (AHI) aims to encourage, advance and accelerate the science and implementation of continuous improvement in health care and health professions education. AHI holds an annual meeting which aims to create a scholarly community in which professionals and investigators from around the world can introduce work for peer review and discussion.
  • The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)
    The conference attracts innovators and faculty leaders interested in the improvement of education though exposure to quality and safety curricular design, teaching strategies, research related to quality and safety education, and academic clinical practice partnerships.



  • AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship (DSSF)
    The AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship (DSSF) provides a paid post-doctoral learning experience to help researchers gain more applied experience conducting research in delivery system settings. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is one of the integrated delivery systems that participates in this fellowship program. More information and descriptions of the seven VA sites welcoming fellows for the 2014 program are available here.
  • NCI Cancer Research Network Scholars Program
    The NCI-funded CRN Scholars Program is a 26-month training activity that aims to help junior investigators develop research independence using CRN resources to conduct population-based multi-site and multi-disciplinary studies that leverage the network's strengths.
    The Scholars Program is open to junior investigators from academic institutions, cancer centers, federal institutes, and other research centers. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to conducting future population-based cancer research within integrated health care settings. We are currently recruiting for the Spring 2015 Scholars!
  • PRACCTIS: Prevention and Control of Cancer Post-Doctoral Training in Implementation Science
    PRACCTIS is a full-time NCI-funded post-doctoral fellowship training program designed to provide the next generation of cancer prevention and control researchers with the knowledge and skill sets to eliminate gaps in the translation of research to practice along the cancer continuum, including prevention of disease, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This 2-3 year program emphasizes didactic training in implementation science and mentored research opportunities and provides access to a wide array of training and enrichment opportunities on the UMass Medical School campus. We emphasize training independent investigators who will become leaders in cancer prevention and control implementation science research.
  • VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D)
    This fellowship provides two years of post-residency research, education, and clinical learning opportunities to eligible physicians. Fellows spend approximately 75 percent of their time in research and education and 25 percent in clinical care at competitively selected VA sites. Mentors of national stature provide guidance to fellows in rich learning environments. Graduates are expected to be role models in leading, developing, conducting, and evaluating innovative health services research in a variety of clinical settings. Many programs include specific expertise and program content in implementation science.
  • VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program
    The purpose of VA's National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program (NQSFP) is to provide a fellowship program in healthcare quality improvement for physician and nurse scholars. In this two-year, post-residency fellowship for physicians and pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship for nurses, participants learn to develop and apply new knowledge for the ongoing improvement of healthcare services for VA and the nation.



  • NIMH/VA Implementation Research Institute (IRI)
    The IRI was established to advance the field of implementation science in mental health by enhancing the career development of early to mid-career investigators. Fellows join the IRI for two years, becoming part of a learning collaborative of implementation researchers. Fellows spend one week each summer at a special institute receiving individualized mentoring to help them shape a research agenda in implementation science and prepare a competitive research grant proposal.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training Institute on Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)
    NIH and VA sponsor this 5-day training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation research in health. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts (practitioners and teachers) in theory, implementation and evaluation approaches to D&I, creating partnerships and multi-level, trans-disciplinary research teams, research design, methods and analyses appropriate for D&I investigations and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy).
  • Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC)
    Funded by a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), this unique education program is positioned to build capacity in D&I research in cancer prevention and control. The MT-DIRC is first of its kind for post-doctoral scholars (fellows)—primarily individuals in early careers who want to pursue D&I research in cancer. This program places strong emphasis on mentoring, applying competencies and curriculum specifically focused on cancer disparities, and working with a diverse set of partners.



  • Conference to Advance the State of the Science and Practice on Scale-up and Spread of Effective Health Programs
    This website was established in conjunction with the July 2010 Conference to Advance the State of the Science and Practice on Scale-up and Spread of Effective Health Programs, an event funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, Commonwealth Fund, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Donaghue Foundation and John A. Hartford Foundation. The initiative seeks to envision—and trigger—a new era of rapid and broad scale-up of effective practices in health care and public health, to achieve improvements in health and quality of life through more rapid diffusion and uptake of effective, innovative practices. This site contains materials from the conference and additional resources useful in research, policy and practice activities to enhance scale-up and spread.

  • Enhancing Implementation Science in VA Training Program (EIS)
    "Enhancing Implementation Science in VA" was an annual implementation science training meeting conducted by the HSR&D/QUERI Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support (CIPRS) from 2010-2012. Agendas and recorded copies of the presentations are available on the Enhancing Implementation Science in VA (EIS) website. Archived copies of EIS Cyber Seminars, as well as dates and registration links for future seminars, are available from the HSR&D Cyberseminar Catalog site.