Building Interprofessional Collaboration to Support Health Disparities Research

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304008
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Interprofessional Collaboration to Support Health Disparities Research
Author(s):
Samson, Linda F.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Lambda
Author Details:
Linda F. Samson, PhD, RN, BC, NEA, BC, lsamson@govst.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose:   To determine whether a non-research university could develop a program of interprofessional research focused on health disparities. Aims: Provide mentored support to develop research capacity in junior faculty. Create an environment to support research including physical space, hardware, software, biostatistics support, human subjects’ protection protocols, and assistance with financial and grants management. Build on the engaged community and enhance CBPR. Use the diversity of the environment to create interprofessional research teams around common issues. Develop a cadre of faculty with independent extramural funding.

Methods: A Center was created to house the project. An external advisory board supported the project teams. Mentors were assigned to junior faculty participants. Work was accomplished to support development and maintenance of interprofessional teams. Infrastructure for a viable Office of Sponsored Research occurred. Workshops on grant writing and publication assistance facilitated scholarship. CBPR strategies were employed to select research topics for the investigative teams.

Results: During the project period 7 articles were published, two faculty members received independent funding, an R03 from AHRQ and an R15 from NIDCD. Several other faculty are continuing to collect data to support additional extramural funding applications. Three unsuccessful R01 applications also were developed and may be resubmitted. An Office of Sponsored Research is in place although it is not fully staffed. Systemic changes have occurred but not at the level anticipated. Community engagement remains strong and there are ongoing interprofessional collaborations in place.

Conclusion: Efforts to support faculty research were somewhat successful, with time constraints most problematic. Teaching loads and internal processes prevented some results. As junior faculty achieved tenure without stronger research accomplishments, interest in and participation in research diminished. As we work to train more clinicians skilled in interprofessional practice and collaboration, additional strategies need to be developed.

Supported by NIMHD funding Grant number 1 P20 MD001816-01

Keywords:
interprofessional; community-based participatory research; health disparities
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Interprofessional Collaboration to Support Health Disparities Researchen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSamson, Linda F.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLinda F. Samson, PhD, RN, BC, NEA, BC, lsamson@govst.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304008-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><p><b>Purpose: </b>  To determine whether a non-research university could develop a program of interprofessional research focused on health disparities. Aims: Provide mentored support to develop research capacity in junior faculty. Create an environment to support research including physical space, hardware, software, biostatistics support, human subjects’ protection protocols, and assistance with financial and grants management. Build on the engaged community and enhance CBPR. Use the diversity of the environment to create interprofessional research teams around common issues. Develop a cadre of faculty with independent extramural funding. <p><b>Methods: </b> A Center was created to house the project. An external advisory board supported the project teams. Mentors were assigned to junior faculty participants. Work was accomplished to support development and maintenance of interprofessional teams. Infrastructure for a viable Office of Sponsored Research occurred. Workshops on grant writing and publication assistance facilitated scholarship. CBPR strategies were employed to select research topics for the investigative teams. <p><b>Results: </b>During the project period 7 articles were published, two faculty members received independent funding, an R03 from AHRQ and an R15 from NIDCD. Several other faculty are continuing to collect data to support additional extramural funding applications. Three unsuccessful R01 applications also were developed and may be resubmitted. An Office of Sponsored Research is in place although it is not fully staffed. Systemic changes have occurred but not at the level anticipated. Community engagement remains strong and there are ongoing interprofessional collaborations in place. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Efforts to support faculty research were somewhat successful, with time constraints most problematic. Teaching loads and internal processes prevented some results. As junior faculty achieved tenure without stronger research accomplishments, interest in and participation in research diminished. As we work to train more clinicians skilled in interprofessional practice and collaboration, additional strategies need to be developed. <p>Supported by NIMHD funding Grant number 1 P20 MD001816-01en_GB
dc.subjectinterprofessionalen_GB
dc.subjectcommunity-based participatory researchen_GB
dc.subjecthealth disparitiesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:33Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:33Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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