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KT Update

An e-newsletter from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Vol. 3, No. 3 - March 2015


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KT Update was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) through grant #H133A120012 to SEDL from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

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Knowledge Translation Workshops on April 29

Please join us for two workshops on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The workshops will be held (morning and afternoon) in the Jefferson Room, Alexandria Hilton Old Town, Alexandria, VA the day before the NARRTC Conference (April 30 - May 1, 2015.)

For: NIDILRR and RSA Grantees and staff. No charge to participate. Please pre-register; maximum 25 participants each session. Selected parts of workshops will be recorded for later use.


  • Barriers and Supports for Research Use/Effective KT Strategies (April 29, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
  • Evaluating Effectiveness of New Technologies for KT (3:00 - 5:30 PM). Co-sponsored by the NARRTC Research Committee and SEDL's Center on KTDRR. Digital platforms have forged a new frontier for public health campaigns, giving us many tools for promoting health communication initiatives that seek to encourage healthy lifestyles and move people to specifics health behaviors. But how do we know if a digital campaign--such as Google ads, Twitter campaigns, Facebook memes or YouTube videos--actually influence behavior change? Panelists from research, government and the private sector will explore these questions, recreating an AIR-sponsored forum, Power or Promise: Do Online Health Campaigns Impact Offline Behavior?

REGISTER / MORE information… [Expired Link]

KTDRR's Online Workshop:
Qualitative Research Synthesis

This series of online webinars aims to introduce D&R researchers to the methodology of qualitative evidence reviews. Participants will be provided a state-of-the-art overview on current approaches and will learn to apply those to the literature base. Pre-recorded session followed by live Q&A with presenter.


Community of Practice on Evidence for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

SEDL's Center on KTDRR invites you to participate in a Community of Practice (CoP) on Evidence for D&R Research (CoP-EDR), which will focus on the creation, evaluation and use of evidence and related topics. A CoP provides people with similar interests and needs a venue to help one another to support and improve their professional activities. Members benefit when they ‘get something' from others, but maybe benefit even more when they have something to share with other members.

The CoP will use email, teleconferencing and webcasts to be in contact with one another, to participate in meetings of the entire group and of subgroups, and phone calls as needed. The facilitator is Dr. Marcel Dijkers, Research Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

Please send email to Joann Starks if you would like more information about the KTDRR's Community of Practice.

Upcoming KTDRR Webcasts

2015 Knowledge Translation Casebook

Share your NIDILRR-funded knowledge translation (KT) experience with the Center on KTDRR for inclusion in the 2015 KT Casebook! The 2014 KT Casebook is now available and highlights grantees' KT efforts in our community. All NIDILRR grantees share a goal “to promote the generation and effective use of knowledge in areas of importance to individuals with disabilities and their families” (NIDILRR Long-Range Plan for 2013-2017). Grantee contributions to the KT Casebook will help advance our knowledge about KT activities working within the parameters of a NIDILRR grant activity. To highlight your project's work in the 2015 KT Casebook, please fill out this short form and our staff will get in touch with you soon!

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