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Workforce Development & Training

CPDE works with partners addressing workforce development and training through programs that build knowledge and skills, strengthen networks, install new policies and procedures, and enhance overall capacity and infrastructure within and across organizations. Workforce Development and Training projects include:

Center for Molecular Epidemiology (COBRE)

The Center for Molecular Epidemiology is a COBRE (Center for Biomedical Research Excellence) that aims to support infrastructure development through stimulating rigorous innovative research and fostering the career development of junior investigators and recruiting new faculty, promoting translation of emerging technologies, and helping to advance research on pathways of disease etiology and progression by providing core research services. CPDE serves as the internal evaluator and is conducting a formative and summative evaluation of the project including observations of research presentations, interviews with investigators, and surveys of investigators and their mentors. (Funder: National Institutes of General Medical Sciences)

Center for Rural Emergency Services and Training for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers

From 2013-2017, emergency medicine physicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center expanded the CREST network to provide educational opportunities including high fidelity simulation, web-based resources, and regional trainings in pediatric pre-hospital management to emergency medical service providers in NH and VT. CPDE contributed to the grant application with the evaluation design and methodology, and then carried out the evaluation over four years which included a pre/post survey, participant interviews and focus groups at multiple time points, training evaluations, and protocol development for pre/post skills and competency testing. (Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration)

Dartmouth SYNERGY: Clinical Translational Science Award

The Dartmouth Center for Clinical and Translational Science (Dartmouth SYNERGY) works to transform local, regional, and national environments to increase the efficiency and speed of clinical and translational research across the country. This five-year project seeks to bring laboratory discoveries to clinical practice, transforming scientific and therapeutic breakthroughs into new treatments, cures, and other improved health outcomes for patients. CPDE serves as the internal evaluators for SYNERGY, providing oversight of all program evaluation activities as well as conducting surveys, interviews, and focus groups to assess the quality, scope, and impact of SYNERGY's services and support. (Funder: National Institutes of Health)

New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE)

The INBRE program (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) supports collaboration between research-intensive institutions and primarily undergraduate institutions and/or community colleges. These programs aim to expand the science and technology capacity and infrastructure in their state by providing increased opportunities for students and faculty to experience and lead original biomedical research. CPDE is responsible for assessing impact on students, faculty, undergraduate research culture, and science research infrastructure at partner institutions in each state. Our evaluation plans include online and in-person surveys, focus groups, one-on-one interviews, direct observation, and longitudinal follow-up and tracking using direct outreach and social media resources. (Funder: National Institutes of Health)

New Hampshire Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

In 2015, New Hampshire’s Area Health Education Center launched an evidence-based training program for rising public health professionals at colleges and universities across the state. This project aims to train future Nurses, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, and Physician Assistants to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use of alcohol and other illicit drugs through screening, intervention, and early referral where indicated. Faculty and staff involved with NH SBIRT use a unique, collaborative approach designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of an interprofessional approach to addressing and mitigating substance misuse through various levels of intervention. (Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)