Jane Mahoney and Susan Passmore receive ACTS awards

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Susan Passmore and Jane Mahoney who were recently recognized at Translational Science, the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) meeting held April 20-22, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. Allan Brasier, ICTR Executive Director and SMPH Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, comments,

We were privileged to nominate an outstanding group of candidates from UW-ICTR this year. These ACTS 2022 Translational Awardees have been leaders in the development and adoption of evidence-based therapeutics into health benefits for patients and continue to be innovators in the process of translational science. We are pleased that they have flourished in the superb environment for clinical and translational research at UW.

Jane Mahoney, MD, Professor, UW Department of Medicine
ACTS Distinguished Investigator: Translation from Proof of Concept to Widespread Clinical Practice Award.
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Throughout her career, Dr. Mahoney has made influential and sustained research contributions that advanced dissemination and implementation science nationally and internationally. Her work has resulted in sustained impact in improving human health and reducing falls among the elderly. Dr. Mahoney conducted pioneering dissemination research for Stepping On, a group-based, multifactorial falls intervention program, and Pisando Fuerte, a cultural and linguistic adaptation for Hispanic older adults. She also directs the Community-Academic Aging Research Network (CAARN), is the Associate Director for Translation for the UW-Madison Prevention Research Center, and directs the ICTR Dissemination and Implementation Launchpad.

Susan Passmore, PhD, Assistant Director, UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity
ACTS Award for Contributing to the Diversity and Inclusiveness of the Translational Workforce.
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Passmore has been a leader at UW in the development of evidence-informed training to build trust and enhance underrepresented groups’ participation in clinical and translational research. In addition to her work building community-engaged research capacity, she provides significant workforce development support for minority investigators engaged in health disparities/health equity research. She also helped form a new ICTR Workforce Diversity Group and leads the UW School of Medicine & Public Health Anti‐Racism planning group.