D&I Launchpad

Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Launchpad

Forging a path …
from research to practice

Built on the bedrock of the Wisconsin Idea, the Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Launchpad team, which operates under the umbrella of the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), is a consulting service that aims to launch proven health-related innovations from research to clinical and community practice in Wisconsin and beyond.

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SAVE THE DATE! Dissemination and Implementation Launchpad Short Course – November 7th and 8th, 2019.

Topic: Design for Dissemination (D4D)

Location: University of Wisconsin, Madison



Jim Dearing, PhD

Jim Dearing is Brandt Endowed Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. Dearing studies the diffusion of innovations, including the adoption and implementation of new evidence-based practices, programs, technologies and policies. His research and teaching spans dissemination science, implementation science, program sustainability, and the psychological and sociological basis of the diffusion process. He works with research and practice improvement teams in environmental remediation, nursing care, water conservation, injury and fatality prevention, public health, and healthcare. He has been PI for research grants from NSF, EPA, NCI, AHQR, and private foundations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sharon Straus, MD, FRCPC, MSc, HBSc

Sharon E. Straus is a geriatrician and clinical epidemiologist who trained at the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford. She is the Director of the Knowledge Translation Program and Interim Physician-in-Chief, St. Michael’s Hospital; Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto; Vice Chair, and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care and has authored more than 400 publications and 3 textbooks in evidence-based medicine, knowledge translation and mentorship. She is in the top 1% of highly cited clinical researchers as per Web of Science. She holds more than $57 million in peer reviewed research grants as a principal investigator. She has received national awards for mentorship, research and education.

CEUS will be provided for the first time for D&I Short Course


In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



2018 Short Course – A Vision for Health Equity. Videos and Handouts below.

2018 Handouts and Videos

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D&I Resources

The ICTR CAP D&I Launchpad Team provides investigators with an in-depth collection of resources to benefit their projects.

Frameworks & Tools

Researchers are encouraged to use D&I frameworks and tools for study design.

These frameworks and tools will help guide your dissemination and implementation planning and activities.

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