One of two Q&I training and infrastructure initiatives, the IMPACT Collaboratory provides training and grant funding to expand capacity for pragmatic research and propel efficacious non-drug dementia interventions to full-scale trials.
Funder: National Institute on Aging
PI: Vince Mor (Q&I) and Susan Mitchell (Hebrew SeniorLife)
Priority area: Dementia care
Project: Establish a collaborative research incubator, the IMPACT Collaboratory, to fund and support non-drug dementia intervention studies in all care settings
Q&I role: Co-leading the Collaboratory and its national working groups, in partnership with HebrewSeniorLife
Innovation: National research infrastructure is necessary to accelerate the pace of embedded pragmatic clinical trials to improve care for persons living with dementia and their families. The Collaboratory funds and provides expert assistance to non-drug dementia pilot studies, while developing and broadly disseminating best practices for the conduct of such research.
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