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ORBIT Institute

The ORBIT Institute is now accepting applications for the ORBIT Institute 2023 cohort.

 

Applications are due by February 9, 2023.*

Please visit the Application page for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

The NIH-funded short course, ORBIT Institute: Developing Behavioral Treatments to Improve Health, will consist of an in-person workshop, May 15-18, 2023, in Tallahassee FL, followed by a series of virtual, bi-weekly webinars. To see in the in-person workshop agenda, please click here.

*New extended deadline is now February 9, 2023. This will replace the original deadline of January 31, 2023, which offers a 9-day extension.

A total of 100 Fellows (25 Fellows per year) will be accepted into the ORBIT Institute and trained in behavioral intervention development for cancer prevention/treatment and related health behaviors.

The goals of the ORBIT Institute are:

  • To increase the skills of Fellows in a phased approach, with associated innovative methods and designs for T1 translation of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) to improve health.
  • To conduct an ongoing evaluation of the success of the skills development course based upon three basic metrics:
    (a) perceived value
    (b) the reach of the course based upon website hits, number of applications, and train the trainer activities
    (c) the impact of the course on the career trajectories of the Fellows (publications, grants)
  • To conduct ongoing curriculum development and refinement, as well as dissemination via technology, based upon results of quantitative and qualitative evaluations and new methodologies emerging over the grant period.
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