University of Washington School of Public Health

Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiovascular Outcomes (DISCO)


The Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University has been awarded a K12 grant for NHLBI Research Career Development Program in T4 Implementation Research, titled Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiovascular Outcomes. We anticipate our first cohort of scholars will join us in July 2018.

The Department of Population Health Sciences is seeking qualified implementation and dissemination scholars looking to train in T4 translational research in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders. Beyond examining effective interventions relevant to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), researchers can attend workshops/tutorials in scientific writing, in designing and writing research protocols, and in application writing for research support. The grant provides 75% of the scholars’ salary for three years and will be used as a recruitment tool for faculty positions within the Department of Population Health Sciences.  

The search is open to researchers, physician scientists, and post-doctoral fellows, and we encourage underrepresented minorities to apply. The Department is currently accepting letters of intent at the application link below. Qualified LOIs will be invited to formally apply beginning January 1, 2018. 

Please submit a letter of intent via the link below. Instructions for using the submission system can be found on our website. The letter of intent should be a brief outline (no more than a half page or 150 words) of their experience with topics related to the National Heart, Lung, Blood and Blood Institute and how the proposed project would be relevant to these topics. 


Research must be directly relevant to heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders (HBLS). Please ensure proposals fit this criteria PRIOR to applying.

Scholars to be supported by the institutional career development program must be at the career level for which the planned program is intended. Scholars are expected to devote a minimum of 9 person-months (75% of full-time professional effort) during the appointment on the K12 award.

Scholars must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

Scholars may not be or have been a PD/PI on an R01, R29, U01/U10, subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54) grant, or individual mentored or non-mentored career development award (e.g., K01, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/R00).

Click here to apply.