37. Translating for Impact: A New Toolkit for Demonstrating the Larger Impact of Your Work

Introduction: Historically, researchers have focused on linking research to scientific outputs like publications and grants. But policymakers, the public, and funders care about the larger impact of research (e.g., lives saved, improved cost-effectiveness). Developed in 2017, the Translational Science Benefits Model offers a new approach for evaluating and disseminating the impact of scientific activities on […]

38. The Impact on Families of Congenital Upper Extremity Differences

Introduction: Congenital upper extremity differences often carry inherent functional limitations, aesthetic concerns, and the need for surgical treatment. We hypothesize that 1) caregivers of children with these differences will report a significant impact on family life, and 2) this impact would vary based on certain variables, such as insurance status. Methods: Caregivers of patients age […]

39. We’re All Running on Empty: ICTS Membership Engagement and Productivity in the COVID Era

Introduction: COVID-19 swept through the United States beginning in March 2020, leading to transitions from in-person to online collaboration and teaching, overhauled lab safety protocols and schedules, and overwhelming clinical responsibilities for physicians. This study examines changes in ICTS members’ engagement with ICTS activities and productivity. Specific aims are to 1) document changes in activity […]

40. If You Build It, Will They Come? Linking ICTS Researcher Engagement and Scientific Productivity

Introduction: The NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program supports the creation of program infrastructure promoting scientific collaboration and improvement in translational research. While most evaluations of these and similar programs focus on scientific outcomes such as grants and publications, few studies investigate the underlying mechanisms through which large infrastructure grants produce scientific or […]

41. Parent and Provider Perspectives on a Developmental Screening and Therapy Referral Program for Children 0-3 years with Sickle Cell Disease

Introduction: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder affecting approximately 100,000 people in the United States. Children with SCD experience severe pain and stroke. A lesser-known side effect can be developmental deficits. Early intervention (EI) can help reduce the impact of deficits. Screening for deficits in the first years of life can support […]

42. Collecting Early Childhood Obesity Measurements Through a Home Visiting Program: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Introduction: Community-based home visiting programs are recommended vehicles for early life-course interventions to prevent childhood obesity. We developed and implemented a proof-of-concept protocol for collecting child weight and length or height data for children aged 6 months to 5 years through Parents as Teachers (PAT) affiliates that were geographically dispersed throughout the United States. Methods: […]

43. The Indigenous Health Toolkit: Results of a Pilot Test from Two Sites

Introduction: Compared to all other racial/ethnic groups in the United States (US), Indigenous People (IP) suffer from the largest mental health, substance use, and physical health disparities. Ethnicity and race play a role in the quality of care and treatment patients receive within the medical system. Specifically, discrimination and bias are associated with health disparities […]

44. Latinx Ethnicity is Associated with Nutrition Literacy as Barrier to Lifestyle Changes in an Uninsured Urban Population

Introduction: Patients of low socioeconomic status (SES) are disproportionately affected by chronic disease, which can often be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle interventions. Identifying factors preventing healthy lifestyle changes for low SES patients could facilitate the provision of effective counseling to lower their disease burden. Methods: Undergraduate students at the Washington University in St. […]

45. The Relationship Between Health Habits and Global Health Status in Couples Facing Pandemic Stress

Introduction: When individuals are in duress, they often neglect health habits. Research shows romantic partners often adopt similar health habits. This study sought to examine the relationship between health habits and current health status in stressed couples during the winter (2020-21) peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Different gender couples (i.e., male/female; N=228, n=114) completed […]

46. Implementation Outcomes and Strategies to Promote the Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccines

Introduction: COVID-19 has infected millions to date, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite the development of several COVID-19 vaccines, the availability, acceptability, distribution, and uptake of these vaccines has not been sufficient for reaching the 70% vaccination rate required globally to end the pandemic. Implementation science is well-suited to address these issues, and […]