Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group Meeting, November 5

Interested in learning more about implementation science and dissemination and implementation strategies?

You are invited to a virtual Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group Meeting on Friday, November 5, 2021, noon-1:00PM.

In this session, Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH will give a talk, Pragmatic Trials and Hybrid Implementation-Effectiveness Designs in Real-World Clinical Settings.

Dr. Kwan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus. She received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2010, following an MSPH from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2005. She holds a BS in Chemistry and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University (’01). As an investigator in the University of Colorado’s Adult & Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS), she conducts pragmatic, patient-centered research and evaluation on health and health care in a variety of areas. With an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and dissemination and implementation (D&I) methods, her work addresses the integration of physical and behavioral health, chronic disease self-management, improving processes and systems of care to achieve the Quadruple Aim, pragmatic trials using electronic health data, and enhancing quality of life for patients and care partners. She works with patients and other stakeholders at all phases of research, from prioritization, to design, implementation, and dissemination of research. She mentors and teaches students, trainees, and fellow faculty on Designing for Dissemination to ensure that research innovations are efficiently and effectively adopted, used, and sustained in real world settings to improve health and well-being for all. Dr. Kwan directs the ACCORDS Education program as well as the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Dissemination & Implementation Research Core.


Date: Friday, November 5, noon-1:00PM


To receive the Zoom link to this event, please email Senior Project Manager Alyssa Cabrera, MPH.

The Possibilities of Personalized Medicine
Medication and treatment tailored to you, based on your genes could be the future with personalized medicine.

About this event

As scientists work to understand which genes control which traits and responses, the opportunity to tailor treatment based on our genes is becoming a reality. Imagine no longer spending months or years finding the right medication and dose that works for you and your body. This could mean millions of people no longer hospitalized from adverse drug reactions each year in the US. Not to mention, effective drug discovery could cost less and happen more quickly too.

But as with any new technology not every possibility is a good one. Who might profit off of the vast amount of personal medical data needed from individuals to make this technology work? Could genetic testing could be used as a basis for discrimination? What would it mean if only rich people can afford it? And for those in ethnic groups with smaller populations or fewer people getting genetic testing, will the tests even be useful?

Join the Museum of Science and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute for a panel discussion about the possibilities – both good and bad – of personalized medicine. Then stay and participate in facilitated small group discussions about this technology and what it means for you.


Tuesday, November 16, 5:00-6:30PM



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Seminars & Workshops
Center for Quantitative Methods and Data Science Seminar 2021: Jean-Baptiste Poline, PhD

Tools, Methods, and Community Actions for Reproducible Neuroscience

The November seminar of the Center for Quantitative Methods and Data Science (QM&DS), in partnership with the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Center at Tufts CTSI and the Data-Intensive Studies Center (DISC) at Tufts University, is Wednesday, November 17, 2:00-3:30PM via Zoom. The topic is Tools, Methods, and Community Actions for Reproducible Neuroscience, presented by Jean-Baptiste Poline, PhD.

The credibility of scientific activity has recently been under scrutiny with reports questioning the reproducibility of results. In response to this “reproducibility crisis,” the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designed a plan for more reproducible science in 2015, but progress to curb the issue seems to be slow at best. It is possible that the solutions proposed by the NIH are targeting symptoms rather than causes. In this talk, Dr. Poline will first consider the field of neuroscience and human neuroimaging and analyze the main causes of irreproducibility, considering the statistical and computational aspects of neuroimaging or imaging genetics. He will then discuss the social components that are likely to contribute to irreproducibility. In a second part, Dr. Poline will review solutions to foster a more reproducible research at the level of the tools and the statistical methods used – for example in high dimensions. He will also consider the academic ecosystem and propose community actions that are both possible and could be effective to reshape the way we practice research.


Jean-Baptiste Poline, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill; the co-Chair of the NeuroHub and Chair of the Technical Steering Committee for the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) at the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital (the NEURO); and a Primary Investigator at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health.


Wednesday, November 17, 2:00-3:30PM, via Zoom


To attend, please register here via Tufts CTSI I LEARN.