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Improving Health Through Evidence-Based Practice & Policy
Joint Scientific Retreat on Implementation Science

March 1, 2013
9:00am - 3:30pm
SC Hospital Association Yates Conference Center
Columbia, SC

Implementation Research
is the systematic study of how specific strategies are used to successfully implement evidence-based interventions in different settings (e.g., primary care clinics, hospitals, communities, schools, etc.).

Purpose of Retreat:

  • To provide opportunities to meet new collaborators
  • To highlight implementation research as a key part of the continuum of translational research
  • To generate research ideas and opportunities that attract new funding to South Carolina

The Presentations were:

Keynote Address: The Key to Collaborative Implementation Science Research: Learn Who Wants What (Jerry Youkey, MD, Dean, School of Medicine-Greenville, USC)

Exploring Factors Associated with Nurses' Adoption of an Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Duration of Catheterization (Brian Conner, PhD, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, MUSC)

Implementation Science of Sexual Health in Schools (Sarah Kershner, MPH, CHES, Project Coordinator, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy)

Challenges to Measuring Provider Fidelity in a Statewide Dissemination/Implementation Project (Rochelle F. Hanson, PhD, Professor, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC)

Adoption of HIV Counseling and Testing Following Completion of Randomized Clinical Trial (Louise Haynes, MSW, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC)

Enhancing Research Data Collection Using a Novel Mobile Platform and Connectivity (Christopher Metts, MD, Consultant for Clinical Neuroscience Division, MUSC)

Implementation of Multi-level, Evidence-based Approaches to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening: Adapting Interventions for Uninsured Individuals in Primary Care Settings (Cathy Melvin, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences and Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC)

Provider Communication Intervention at a Federally Qualified Health Center-based Farmers' Market: Implications for Implementation Science (Daniela B. Friedman, MSC, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, USC)

Evidence-Based Order Sets: The Link between Best Practice and Clinical Care (Elizabeth Crabtree, MPH, PhD Candidate, Director, Evidence-Based Practice & Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Informatics, MUSC)

Practical Implementation Science: Using the Quality Implementation Tool to Bring Evidence-based Interventions to Scale (Andrea Lamont, MA, PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, USC)

Improving Critical Thinking at the Bedside (Catherine Garner, DrPH, MSN, RN, Executive Administrator, Nursing Practice and Academics, Greenville Hospital System)

Improving the Peri-Operative Value of Care in Transplant Recipients (David Taber, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, MUSC)

Disseminating Smoking Cessation Treatment in Community Substance Abuse Programs (Therese Killeen, PhD, APRN, Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC)

Development of an Electronic Research Permissions Management System to Enhance Informed Consents and Capture Research Authorizations Data (Jihad Obeid, MD, Acting Director, Biomedical Informatics Center at Health Sciences South Carolina & SCTR, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC)

Active Funding Opportunities (SCTR Pilot Projects, Federal Funds) (Randal Davis, SCTR Project Director & Dayan Ranwala, PhD, SCTR Science Program Manager)



If you need more information, please contact Dayan Ranwala, PhD, SCTR Science Program Manager ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or 843-792-1498 or Grishma Bhavsar, MPH ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).



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