NHLBI/CTRIS is hosting the Saunders-Watkins Leadership Workshop for early career investigators (both clinical and research) pursuing implementation research focused on heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disease topics. This two-day workshop will take place on May 22nd - 23rd on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, and the workshop’s theme is “Partnering for Health Equity”. Activities from this workshop will provide guidance and mentorship to early-stage investigators and facilitate career success in HLBS implementation research focused on health equity. The workshop will feature research presentations from experts in implementation science (IS) and health equity (HE), as well as include the 2nd annual Saunders-Watkins Memorial Lecture. The 2018 Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
The Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS), a part of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), fosters and supports an integrated portfolio of late-stage T4 translation research, implementation science, and related research training in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders. CTRIS serves as a strategic focal point at NHLBI to identify optimal research strategies for the delivery of evidence-based interventions which, when scaled up, will improve population level health for all and reduce related health inequities. An important part of the CTRIS mission is the commitment to research training, mentoring, and career development, especially for early-stage investigators.