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Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implementation Pipeline to Pilot

These pipeline-to-pilot awards stimulate early phase research and/or planning activities that incorporate elements of health equity-focused dissemination and implementation science (EQ-DI). EQ-DI is the science and practice of effective translation, distribution, and use of evidence-based interventions and policies in real-world settings, with an explicit focus on addressing health inequities.

Learn more about the UR CTSI's EQ-DI program

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One of the members of the applying team must have a faculty appointment at the University of Rochester. This team member will be the contact PI for the project. We strongly encourage collaboration with health system, community-based agencies, and other entities.

Funding Amount

The grant will provide up to $10,000 for a research planning project to be conducted over six months from October 15, 2023 to May 31, 2024. The supported planning activities are expected to help provide a solid foundation for a subsequent health equity-focused dissemination and implementation grant application.

Important Dates

The following dates apply to the most recent solicitation:

  • Application Deadline - Monday, July 24, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
  • Award Notification - Monday, September 18, 2023
  • Earliest Start Date - Friday, May 31, 2024
  • End Date - Friday, May 31, 2024


For questions, please contact Karen Vitale at


Read and use these documents to apply:
EQ-DI Pipeline-to-Pilot RFA 2023
CTSI Signoff Form 11/2021

Scholars and Projects

Current Projects

Development of an HIV Status Neutral Protocol in a Nurse-led Primary Healthcare Setting
Natalie Leblanc, PhD, MPH, RN, BSN
Assistant Professor of Nursing and Harriet J. Kitzman Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities

Past Projects

Collaborating on Planning Research on Young Adolescents' Sexual Health Development Support in Rochester, NY
Sadandaula Rose Muheriwa, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Rochester School of Nursing

Addressing Child Health Equity by Building Relationships with General Emergency Medicine Physicians and General Hospital-based Pediatricians
Jeffrey Yaeger, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences

Establishing an Inpatient Medical-Legal Partnership at Strong Memorial Hospital
Clare B. Park, DO
Instructor of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine