December 18, 2019: National Institute on Aging IMPACT Collaboratory Launches Grand Rounds Series and New Website

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) IMbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory has launched a new website highlighting the project.

The IMPACT Collaboratory recently invited applications for pilot grant funding for projects that aim to generate preliminary data necessary to design and conduct full-scale embedded pragmatic clinical trials of nonpharmacologic interventions for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and/or their caregivers. Pilot grants will help IMPACT Collaboratory’s mission to build the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials of interventions embedded within health care systems for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Since the IMPACT Collaboratory started this September, the program has been hard at work launching its new website, as well as a series of specialized Grand Rounds focused on the topic of pragmatic research in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds occur the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12 noon ET. Join the next webinar on Thursday, December 19, “Stepped Wedge Cluster Trials: What, How, And When?,” by Monica Taljaard, PhD, Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Associate Professor, University of Ottawa from the IMPACT Collaboratory Design and Statistics Core.

Following in the footsteps of the NIH Collaboratory, the IMPACT Collaboratory has also launched a podcast series to correspond with its Grand Rounds Series. Both the Grand Rounds webinar recordings and accompanying podcasts for all the sessions are available on the website.

Those interested in getting updates about the IMPACT Collaboratory can also join the program’s mailing list .