Annually, the University of Alberta Alumni Awards recognizes the professional achievements, community service and innovation of graduates around the globe. We are extremely proud to have two distinguished researchers in the field of knowledge translation be among the recipients, and wanted to highlight some of their great work. We conneKTed with Dr. Shannon Scott from echo Research (Faculty of Nursing), and this week are delighted to bring you, Dr. Lisa Hartling.
Dr. Lisa Hartling is professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. She is Lead of the platform formerly known as the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Knowledge Translation Platform, and holds several directorships including the following: Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence (ARCHE); University of Alberta Evidence-based Practice Center and Evidence Review Synthesis Centre; Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids; and Cochrane Child Health.
Dr. Hartling, tells us about her progression in the field of knowledge translation:
These principles are heavily embedded in the goals of the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Knowledge Translation Platform, which focuses on increasing the quantity, quality and uptake of patient-oriented research in Alberta. Dr. Hartling’s work aligns with this focus, particularly in the area of child health. She elaborates:
We asked Dr. Hartling her thoughts on the challenges with working in the field of KT:
Dr. Hartling was a member of the planning committee for the KT Alberta event Advancing Implementation Science in Alberta (AISA), which explored the feasibility of establishing an implementation science laboratory in Alberta. As a distinguished member of the KT Alberta Community of Practice, whose voice lends to the vision and future of the field in Alberta and nationally, Dr. Hartling’s contributions at AISA drew on her overall goals for KT:
To end both of these great interviews, I wanted to show our readers that, in addition to being two highly distinguished researchers and academics, both Drs. Scott and Hartling are mothers and draw on many personal experiences as parents to fuel their passion for the work that they do.
— The children of Drs. Scott and Hartling collecting the University of Alberta 2018 Alumni Innovator of the Year Award, on their behalf.
To find out more about Dr. Hartling’s work, you can visit the ARCHE website .
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