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Applications Open for Innovation Lab on Lifestyle Interventions that Last

Applications Open for Innovation Lab on Lifestyle Interventions that Last

Are you an early career investigator who craves opportunities to attack challenging research questions with unconventional approaches?  If so we need you for an Innovation Lab to re-imagine research on lifestyle and health.  Innovation Labs are a facilitated 5-day collaborative journey in planning creative and audacious new solutions. Vanderbilt University will host The Staying Power Innovation Lab at the Airlie Conference Center in Virginia, from April 23 to 27, 2018. 

Innovation Labs place a diverse group of investigators in an intensive 5-day workshop to design creative and audacious new research approaches. Taking up the challenge of maximizing the extended benefits of diet, exercise, and behavior changes will require extraordinary breadth. Please consider how to help us reach the widest span of fields possible such as behavioral economics, e-health, microbiome/fecal transplant, bariatrics, exercise physiology, psychology, body composition, drug development/repurposing, food industry, remote measurement/tracking devices, payors and health plans. Imagination is key – early career investigators from any discipline who can bring a novel look at the challenge will enrich the work of the Innovation Lab.

Applications are now open and will close on February 9, 2018. About 25 applicants who are within ten years of completing a terminal research degree or clinical training will be invited from the pool of applicants.

Learn more about the Innovation Labs or consider applying today!

Overview: Staying Power Innovation Lab Summary

Online Application Form: Staying Power Innovation Lab Application

Due by February 9, 2018 and participants will be selected by early March.

Contact Katherine Hartmann for questions:  katherine.hartmann@vanderbilt.eduplease use subject line Innovation Lab.


The story of about the prior innovation lab on reversing the Opioid Crisis. Participants included 24 early career researchers from 12 disciplines, representing 18 CTSA hubs who are now at work on new publications and proposals.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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