National Cancer Institute provides support

09/01/16  Portland, Ore.

An administrative supplement from the National Cancer Institute goes to one of our faculty researchers.

Kerri Winters-Stone received an administrative supplement from the National Cancer Institute to her R01 Preventing Falls after Cancer grant to participate in the first cohort of the NCI’s SPRINT (SPeeding Research Tested Interventions iNto Practice) program. The SPRINT program is a pilot training program from NCI’s Division of Implementation Science to train R01 funded investigators in business skills to commercialize behavioral interventions. The program is based on the I-CORP training program typically used by NSF and NIH’s small business programs, but this is the first cohort of behavioral scientists to take the course. She leads an “entrepreneurial team” that also includes Phoebe Trubowitz, MD (Knight Cancer Institute) and Diane Elliot, MD (Division of Sports Medicine). The team participated in the 8 week training program from June 18th-September 1st.