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Developing Behavioral Interventions

A Summer Research Institute

Overview

Offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging, the summer research institute is designed to help participants develop testable interventions that have the potential for implementation in practice environments and advance appropriate trial designs.

  • About the Institute

    What You Will Learn

    Through discussions of their intervention and study ideas with nationally recognized experts, engaging in small group consultation, and listening to state-of-the-science lectures, Summer Research Institute participants will gain hands-on practical knowledge and skills to advance their respective intervention studies.

    Objectives

    Upon completing the 3-day Developing Behavioral Interventions program, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the continuum of intervention research from discovery and efficacy to implementation and sustainability
    • Identify delivery characteristics to advance an intervention protocol with implementation potential
    • Examine how and when to involve community and practice-based partners
    • Advance a trial design including measurement, control groups, fidelity, and economic models
    • Understand principles of grant writing to propose an intervention 

    The 2-day Advancing Your Intervention aims to: 

    • Enhance grant writing skills for behavioral intervention research
    • Identify strategies to facilitate dissemination and sustainability efforts for your intervention
    • Develop in depth understanding of implementation theories for framing your intervention
    • Learn novel, methodological  approaches for intervention design and implementation
    • Examine economic models and how to evaluate the cost of your intervention
  • Who Should Attend

    Junior faculty, post-doctoral students, researchers, or investigators with limited experience in health-related behavioral intervention research who are seeking to develop and advance a particular intervention to enhance the health and well-being of older adults, their family members, or communities.

  • Schedule of Events

    Three Day Institute on Testing an Intervention

    Learn how to enhance your intervention responsiveness to practice and service settings through new models, frameworks, pipelines, and designs. Accelerate your intervention plans to meet the needs of diverse aging populations by participating in lectures, small group discussions, and consultations with experts.

    Monday, June 6: The Heart of the Matter

    Developing and testing health-related behavioral interventions is challenging. Through presentations and small group work with nationally recognized experts, participants will learn the stages and strategies of intervention development - from idea to intervention. Pipelines and the role of tailoring will also be discussed.

    Tuesday, June 7: Recruit, Retain, and Take Measure

    Maximize trial efficacy and implementation through measurement. Presentations will explore measurement and fidelity strategies as well as recruitment and retention of hard-to-reach populations. Participants will be able to further examine these topics through discussion with nationally recognized experts and can also receive one-on-one or small group consultation from experts about specific intervention and design considerations.

    Wednesday, June 8: From A to G: Analytics, Ethics, and Grants

    Delve into the practical strategies and challenges of intervention development and implementation. Through presentations and discussions with experts, analytical and ethical considerations, grant writing, and the academic challenges of a behavioral interventionist will be addressed. Participants will also have the opportunity to receive one-on-one or small group consultation from experts about advancing an intervention study.

    Two Day Advancing Intervention Plans through Grant Writing

    Thursday, June 9: Implementation Considerations & Friday, June 10: Advanced Methodologies Techniques

    Be guided through the grant writing process to develop a competitive application to test your intervention. Sessions will focus on developing a competitive aims page, describing an intervention in a grant application, and logistical considerations in intervention research including team building, staffing, and manual development.

    Download the full agenda

  • What They're Saying

    "This is a very useful program. I feel that the people here have heart as well as experience. It was great!"

    "Thank you this was fabulous, exactly what I needed"

    "Great exercise and collaboration opportunities Thank You"

    "As a research novice found elements in most of the sessions that influence my thoughts"

    "The one on one (or group consultations) with the experts was extremely helpful. I also have clear idea on funding mechanism and where it fits in the pipeline"

    "The examples of successful interventions and experiences drawn from them were very valuable."

    "Presenters helped visualize these concepts in practice."

    "This workshop has been my best investment in time and money to date. Very, very grateful! Particularly, the timing in where I am at in the development and refinement of my grant/intervention and as new faculty. I loved that there was extensive discussion of minority aging issues and community engagement as well."

  • Meet the Faculty and Group Facilitators

    Jung-Ah Ahn, Former Outreach Coordinator at Korean Community Resource Center

    John Beilenson, President, Strategic Communications & Planning (SCP)

    Michele Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Richard Fortinsky, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Center on Aging, UConn Health

    Joseph Gallo, PhD, MD, Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, , Professor, Department of Health Systems and Outcomes; Director, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Professor, Department of Acute and Chronic Care, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    Hae- Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN,  Associate Professor, Department of Community-Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    Bryan Hansen, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS,ACNS-BC,Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    Eric G. Jutkowitz , Doctoral Candidate Health Policy and Management University of Minnesota

    Sharon Kozachik, PhD, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Department of Acute and Chronic Care, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

    Katherine Marx, PhD,MPH, Research Associate, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

    Stephanie Nasatka, MA, CCRP, Program Director -the Study Coordinator

    Jeanine Parisi, PhD, Assistant Scientist, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

    Nancy A. Perrin, PhD, MA, BA, Biostatistics and Methods Core, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    Laura Pizzi, PharmD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson School of Pharmacy

    George W. Rebok, PhD, Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Natalie Regier, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    Nancy Reiss, MBA, Director, Business Development and Strategic Alliances, Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, Associate Professor, Director, PhD Program, Department of Community Public Health

    Roland J. Thorpe, Jr. PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, RN, CCM,FAAN, Assistant Professor, Department of Acute and Chronic Care, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; School of Medicine Oncology; Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Janiece Walker, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University

  • Refunds and Cancellations

    Refunds

    Refunds, less a $50 processing fee, are provided to participants who cancel at least 30 days prior to a program offering. Requests to cancel received less than 30 days prior to a program will be offered registration in a substitute program, less a processing fee.

    Cancellation Policies

    Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollments, in which event the enrollment fees for the course(s) will be refunded. If a course is canceled, applicants are notified immediately and are processed a full refund unless another course is requested.

  • About the Center for Innovative Care in Aging

    Established in 2011 by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, the Center for Innovative Care in Aging is an inter-professional initiative to develop, advance, and support the well-being of older adults and their families. The Center uses novel approaches to enhance the yield of programs, policies, practices, and tools to help diverse older adults and family members remain healthy, independent, and living in their own homes and communities.

Early Bird Registration and Scholarship Opportunity extended until April 10th.

Application Process

Reviewed on a rolling basis. Space is limited.

Notification sent within 2 weeks of receipt of application.

Register Now

Questions? Contact learn@jhu.edu.

Location

JHU School of Nursing
Carpenter Room
525 N. Wolfe Street,
Baltimore, MD 21205

Directions

Local Hotels (Not included in tuition)

Course Dates

Getting Started
June 6-8, 2016

Advancing Your Intervention
June 9-10, 2016

Contact Information

Dr. Laura Gitlin
agingcenter@jhu.edu

Tuition & Fees

3 day SRI
$2,500

2 day Advanced SRI
$1,700

All 5 days
$3500

Eligible for JHU Tuition Remission.

 

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