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Ben Greer Award Will Help Fund Proof-of Concept for Treatment of Depression in Urban and Rural Cancer Centers 

Gary and Amy, recipients of an R03, have been leading research around depression care in rural and urban cancer centers- applying a human-centered design process to discover contextual constraints and gather requirements for the design and development of a digital platform to support the delivery of Collaborative Care Management (CoCM) for depression. Their work will be part of a larger scope thanks to the Ben Greer Award!

Gary and Amy’s senior mentor, Jesse Fann, and Dean Putt, Director of Olympic Medical Cancer Center in Sequim, WA, are the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s recipients of the Ben Greer Award, providing startup funds which will allow Jesse, Gary, Amy, and the rest of the team to create a proof-of-concept trial providing data to support the needs of community oncology patients and the application of CoCM in additional rural locations.

Pre-SIRC Workshop

Prior to the 5th Biennial Society for Implementation Research Conference (SIRC) UWAC sponsored a one day workshop to discuss the intersection of Implementation Science and Human/User Centered Design.  Attendees from both fields came together to hear presentations by Sarah BirkenMadhu Reddy, and Alex Dopp and participate in activities to identify opportunities to integrate implementation science and HCD in order to advance research on mental health promotion in accessible service settings.

UWAC meets with Dartington Service Design Lab

Aaron Lyon recently met with Tim Hobbs and Maria Portugal from the Dartington Service Design Lab and Nick Axford (Plymouth University and Senior Lab Associate) at the European Society for Prevention Research conference in Ghent  #EUSPR19.

Dartington Service Design Lab is another great organization working at the intersection of evidence-informed practice and user-centered design across the pond, focused on improving outcomes for children and youth.