Overview of K12 Program

University of Washington Implementation Sciences Training Program (UW-ISTP)

The UW-ISTP is pleased to announce that we are seeking applicants to participate in a K12 training program funded by the National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood  focused on implementation science.  The goals of the UW-ISTP are to provide mentored research and career development for scholars prepared to address the complex process of bridging research and practice in a variety of real-world settings with a focus on heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) diseases and conditions.

Overview of program expectations

  • The program will support Scholars for a minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 years (consecutive 12 month appointments) with renewal appointments being offered based on progress toward research and career goals.
  • Candidates must:
    • Hold a research or health-professional doctoral degree  (such as MD or PhD)
    • Commit a minimum of 9 person-months (equivalent to 75% of full-time professional effort) to research and career development activities
    • Conduct dissemination and implementation (D&I) research focused on HLBS disorders and career development activities associated with the proposed program.
    • Express an interest in obtaining the necessary experience to specifically accelerate the delivery and implementation of proven evidence-based interventions from research to practice and community settings to improve health and health care for HLBS diseases and conditions, and particularly conditions with documented racial and ethnic health disparities (e.g., asthma, hypertension, heart disease).