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We are pleased to announce that Hung-Jui “Ray” Tan, MD, MSHPM has been selected to participate in the 2020 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC).

Supported by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), the training institute provides participants with a thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research with a specific focus on cancer.

“D&I research represents the next frontier in translating new discoveries into real benefits for patients. I’m looking forward to learning and collaborating with some of the leading experts in the field and bringing back the latest in D&I theories, models, and evaluation to UNC to further enhance the research being conducted here.”

Hung-Jui (Ray) Tan, MD, MSHPM
Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program Director
Assistant Professor of Urology

Hung-Jai (Ray) Tan, MD


What Is Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Research?

Dissemination research is defined as the scientific study of the targeted distribution of information and intervention materials to a specific public health or clinical practice audience. The intent is to understand how best to communicate and integrate knowledge and the associated evidence-based interventions.1

Implementation research is defined as the scientific study of the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions into clinical and community settings to improve individual outcomes and benefit population health.1



  1. NIH. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01, Clinical Trial Optional). PAR-19-274.