Over the years, this effort has benefited from generous support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Education Testing Service. We have also enjoyed productive collaborations with the National Academies of Sciences, American Society for Cell Biology, The American Society of Plant Biologists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Long Island University. In September 2013, a NIGMS T36 MARC grant from the National Institutes of Health was awarded to Long Island University that will provide long term support.
Organize conferences that will provide: a) a venue for dissemination of interventions research and related training; b) opportunities for researchers/practitioners to interact and collaborate; c) a mechanism for discourse on research-based interventions’ implementation across modalities, stages, and venues. A monograph will be published that captures the proceedings of each annual conference.
An enhanced and interactive Understanding Interventions website that will: a) facilitate linkages among members of the understanding interventions (UI) community; and b) feature an accessible and searchable internet-based annotated database of Interventions articles and other resources. This will expand the dissemination of broadening participation research.
An online/email-based publication that distills and disseminates research findings, development opportunities, and general announcements to provide an additional platform for growth of the Understanding Interventions community. Social/behavioral sciences, student affairs, and professional societies and organizations such as the American Association of University Professors, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and Association of American Universities that influence higher education will be added to the annual conference list and receive the newsletter.
2014 UI Conference
Thanks in large part to NIH-funded medical research, Americans today are living longer and healthier. Life expectancy in the United States has jumped from 47 years in 1900 to 78 years as reported in 2009, and disability in people over age 65 has dropped dramatically in the past 3 decades. In recent years, nationwide rates of new diagnoses and deaths from all cancers combined have fallen significantly.
Generosity at work
We thank our funders and collaborators for their generous support and efforts in building a solid foundation for this very important work.