Dartmouth SYNERGY Newsletter - June 2017
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2014 SYNERGY Scholar Carrie Colla named as 2017-2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow
Health economist Carrie Colla, an associate professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program. Colla was one of only six mid-career professionals selected to spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch. Fellows are chosen from a highly competitive national pool of health, behavioral, and social science professionals. Read More.

2017 SYNERGY Dartmouth CO-OP Community Engaged Research Pilot Grant Awards
Through a newly designed pilot grant program directed to the 62 primary care sites of the Dartmouth CO-OP Practice Based Research Network (PBRN), SYNERGY Community Engaged Research has selected three CO-OP pilot projects for funding. The Dartmouth CO-OP is the oldest PBRN in the US, and these special awards support clinician researchers and emphasize the community’s critical role in developing and translating knowledge into improvements in health. Also, SYNERGY Community Engaged Research is pleased to announce a special partnership with Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) to fund community-engaged research in Maine. Read More

Claims Data Research Webinar: Atlas Rate Generator Presentation and Demonstration by David Goodman MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics, of Community and Family Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute; Co-PI, Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care; and Director, Wennberg International Collaborative.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Webinar). 
SYNERGY's Center for Translational Population Research (CTPR) and The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) have developed a new resource for claims data research: the Atlas Rate Generator (ARG). The ARG allows investigators to obtain cross-sectional rates of Medicare data efficiently, rapidly, and at a low cost.
RSVP for Webinar details:
Info on the Atlas Rate Generator: SYNERGY Center for Translational Population Research (CTPR)
Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) Seminar:  Leanne Hides, PhD: The Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) and its application to the development of a youth substance use app and website:  Friday, June 16, 2017, 9:0010:30am
Despite the proliferation of mHealth apps, there are growing concerns about their quality, safety and effectiveness. Dr. Hides and colleagues developed the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) to provide a framework for classifying and assessing the objective and subjective quality of apps, as well as their perceived impact. Please contact Sonia Oren ( with any questions or to be added to the CTBH Seminar distribution list.
CTSA Program Webinar: One Health:  A Fast Track for Translational Success:  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – 2:00-3:00pm
Tune in for the June 28 CTSA Program PI webinar to learn about the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) One Health Alliance (COHA), a national network of the 12 veterinary schools affiliated with CTSA Program hubs. COHA leverages the expertise of veterinarians, physicians, research scientists and other professionals to advance our understanding of diseases shared by humans and animals, such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis and obesity. Read More. Questions?  Contact Deborah Kochevar.


Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute is funded in part through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. The CTSA program is led by the NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). SYNERGY is located in the Williamson Translational Research Building at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, USA.

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