Clinical Practice Research Institute Application Deadline Is Dec. 5 Researchers in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) are invited to apply to ASHA’s fourth annual Clinical Practice Research Institute (CPRI), an intensive grant-writing workshop that helps researchers prepare competitive funding applications for their clinical practice research. The deadline for applications is Dec. 5. Clinical practice research specifically addresses methods and ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   September 01, 2011
Clinical Practice Research Institute Application Deadline Is Dec. 5
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  • Susan Nitzberg Lott, MA, CCC-SLP, associate director of academic affairs and research education, can be reached at slott@asha.org
    Susan Nitzberg Lott, MA, CCC-SLP, associate director of academic affairs and research education, can be reached at slott@asha.org×
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ASHA News   |   September 01, 2011
Clinical Practice Research Institute Application Deadline Is Dec. 5
The ASHA Leader, September 2011, Vol. 16, 30. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.16112011.30
The ASHA Leader, September 2011, Vol. 16, 30. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.16112011.30
Researchers in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) are invited to apply to ASHA’s fourth annual Clinical Practice Research Institute (CPRI), an intensive grant-writing workshop that helps researchers prepare competitive funding applications for their clinical practice research. The deadline for applications is Dec. 5.
Clinical practice research specifically addresses methods and approaches used in service delivery and their outcomes. In CSD, clinical practice research produces knowledge that helps to prevent, identify, assess, and treat communication and related (e.g., swallowing and balance) disorders. Accelerating the generation of clinical practice research is essential to addressing the critical need for an expanded and strengthened evidence base to advance clinical practice and to inform regulatory policies and administrative decisions about funding for CSD services.
The program opens with a conference on March 9–11, 2012, at the ASHA national office. Participants and faculty will focus on the principles, methods, and funding mechanisms available to support clinical practice research. In small groups, participants develop their grant applications. In addition, each participant is assigned a mentor, who works remotely with the participant on his or her grant application.
Previous participants have described the value of the program to developing their research careers. “CPRI provided me invaluable grant-writing experience under the focused mentorship of experts in the field,” said Tiffany Hogan, assistant professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Soren Lowell, assistant professor at Syracuse University, commented that “with weekly guidance and feedback, my mentor helped me shape my grant proposal. I was able to submit a grant propposal that was so much stronger and well-tailored than I would have been able to do on my own. The CPRI program truly represents the forward vision and dedication of ASHA and of successful scientists in our field who strive to give back by nurturing future CSD scientists.”
Rita Patel, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, remarked that CPRI was “a wonderful learning, encouraging, and bonding experience. As a junior faculty member, it was wonderful to know that there are others in the same boat as you are, and most importantly, that there are wonderful mentors to guide you in the direction of success. I am very thankful for this valuable, life-changing experience.” Patel has since successfully competed for funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, the ASHFoundation, and the University of Kentucky’s Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences.
For more information and to complete an application, visit the Clinical Practice Research Institute’s webpage.
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