2018 Research to Practice in the NIDILRR Community

About the Webcast

Research to Practice in the NIDILRR Community

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), under its Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program, periodically issues a funding opportunity entitled “Projects for Translating the Findings and Products of Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Development into Practice.” The aim of awards in this NIDILRR funding category is to promote the use or adoption of findings from NIDILRR-sponsored research or development projects. The KTER Center works with these projects to share information about their knowledge translation plans with other NIDILRR grantees and interested researchers.

In these webcasts, Kathleen Biebel and Mark Harniss, give an update of the knowledge translation strategies they employ on their projects to increase the use of research previously funded by NIDILRR. Archives of previous webcasts in this series are available on the KTDRR Website: 2017 Webcast and 2016 Webcast.

Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 3 - 3:45 p.m.

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Webcast: Translating Evidence to Support Transitions

Webcast: Translating Evidence about Traumatic Brain Injury to Practice within Washington State Department of Corrections

About the Speakers:

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Kathleen Biebel, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Deputy Director of the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center, and a faculty member of the NIDILRR/SAMHSA-funded Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center. Her research on transition age youth addresses best practices in Supported Education, exploring young adults with lived mental health experiences of school and work, examining the impact of young adult parenting, and understanding strategies for infusing youth voice into data collection and outcome measurement. She is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on the NIDILRR-funded Translating Evidence to Support Transitions grant to infuse research evidence into the transition planning process for high school students living with serious mental health conditions, to support improved employment and post-secondary education outcomes.

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Mark Harniss, Ph.D., is Principal Investigator of the Translating Evidence about TBI to Practice within Washington State Department of Corrections project and Associate Director, University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies. He is also an Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine with a background in the design and development of instructional and assistive technologies for people with disabilities. His research focuses on knowledge translation, assistive technology, and accessible design. Currently, he is co-director of the NIDILRR-funded ADA Knowledge Translation Center with lead responsibility in knowledge management and technology.