University of Wisconsin–Madison

Groundbreaking Interventions Selected for New ‘Evidence to Implementation’ Awards

After a competitive application process, two evidence-based interventions have been selected to receive the new ICTR-Community-Academic Partnerships (CAP) Evidence to Implementation (E2I) Awards that provide implementation support for high-demand, evidence-based interventions.

In addition to direct support, E2I awardees receive comprehensive in-kind resources from the ICTR-CAP D&I Launchpad program to help their healthcare advances make the successful, sustained leap from research to practice.

Maureen Smith, Director of ICTR-CAP, notes:Maureen Smith, MD, PhD, MPH

Both projects, a Tai Chi program for seniors to improve their balance and stability and a peer-to-peer coaching institute for improving surgical education and performance, represent evidence-based interventions developed with support from ICTR-CAP research funding.

Working with their UW and community partners, these awardees will be able to leverage ICTR-CAP D&I Launchpad services to more effectively and efficiently disseminate their projects. Congratulations!

  • Tai Chi Prime for Community-based Falls Prevention
    Betty Chewning, PhD, UW School of Pharmacy
    Previous ICTR-CAP Support: 2015 D&I Research Award, Improving Balance for Older Adults: Disseminating Tai Chi Fundamentals Through Community Organizations
  • Wisconsin Surgical Coaching Program™ (WSCP)
    Caprice Greenberg, MD, UW Department of Surgery, WI Surgical Outcomes Research Program
    Previous ICTR-CAP Support: 2012 CCOR Pilot Award, A Video Analytic Approach to Deconstructing Surgical Skill

Click here for a detailed description of these two awards.

Jane Mahoney, Associate Director of ICTR-CAP for Implementation Science, notes:

The D&I Launchpad Team couldn’t be more excited to work in partnership with these two important, innovative and evidence-based programs. Both programs have incredible potential, and we look forward to putting the Launchpad team’s expertise to work to help them thrive.

Mahoney recently expanded her role within CAP to better assist with the ICTR goal of impacting health by bringing more high quality, evidence-based innovations, such as those developed by the E2I awardees, successfully into practice.

For more information about the E2I Award program and the 2019 RFA, contact Melody Bockenfeld.

Read more about the E2I RFA