Toolkits for CTSA Program Leaders: Developing D&I and Community-Engaged Research Capacity within a CTSA

The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) has developed comprehensive Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) resources to support the translational research process. A recent publication in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science describes the essential role of stakeholder engagement in the evolution of the UW ICTR Community and Collaboration (C&Cn)… Read more »


Catalyst Films about Health Experiences Guidebook available through HIPxChange

Catalyst films are short films made of narratives – interviews of people discussing their health experiences and experiences receiving health care – designed to ensure that an improvement, co-design or educational process includes health experiences and to catalyze meaningful and active participation of patients in activities. They are both a patient engagement/co-design method and a… Read more »


Dr. Edmond Ramly Named 2021 ICTR-CAP Pilot Awardee

Dr. Edmond Ramly has been named one of the 2021 ICTR-CAP Stakeholder & Patient Engaged Research Pilot Awards for his Addressing disparities in the primary care of chronic conditions in the COVID-19 era: A tool for clinics to map local barriers to known strategies project. The grant’s objective is to engage diverse stakeholders with a… Read more »


The Building Community Engaged Research Capacity within a CTSA toolkit available on HIPxChange

The University of Wisconsin – Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Community–Academic Partnerships component (ICTR-CAP) is organized as a federation of more than 40 programs and centers across the UW-Madison campus and Marshfield Clinic each providing resources to support community-engaged translational research. The ICTR-CAP Steering Committee consists of the faculty directors of federation… Read more »


Thyroid Cancer Treatment Choice Toolkit Available on HIPxChange

With the release of the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) Management Guidelines for Adults with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, treatment decisions for low-risk thyroid cancer became more complicated. Although the guidelines were meant to supplement shared patient-healthcare provider decision-making, the patient-provider deliberation often fails to meet the informational standards for patients and can often exclude available… Read more »


New Christie Bartels publication featured by Wiley

A new publication by Dr. Christie Bartels was recently featured in a press release by Wiley. Although smoking increases symptoms and health risks for patients with rheumatic diseases, interventions to help patients quit are rarely available at rheumatology clinics. In this article, authors implemented a rheumatology staff-driven protocol, Quit Connect, to increase the rate of… Read more »