Issue 13
December 2014

KTER Today: Putting Research to Work

An e-bulletin from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research

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SEDL Joins Forces with
American Institutes for Research

SEDL will become an affiliate of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) effective January 1, 2015. The combined organizations will have new and enhanced capabilities, for example, around disability research as well as an increased ability to conduct large-scale randomized control trials and provide technical assistance to diverse populations across a broader geographic area.

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Support for Employees with Cancer

Systematic Review: The KTER Center has completed its systematic review: Behavioral, Psychological, Educational and Vocational Interventions to Facilitate Employment Outcomes for Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review. The authors -- Carlton J. Fong, PhD; Kathleen Murphy, PhD; John D. Westbrook, PhD; and Minda Markle, PhD -- are anticipating that the review will be published in The Campbell Library in January, 2015. The review was submitted to the Education Coordinating Group (Disability Subgroup) with the objective of examining experimental and quasi-experimental studies about interventions that (i) include one or more behavioral, psychological, educational, or vocational components, (ii) involve cancer survivors aged 18 years or older, and (iii) assess intervention outcomes on employment outcomes, in order to describe the variety of interventions that have been studied using rigorous methods and to estimate intervention effects.

Webcast, January 20, 2015: In this upcoming webcast, "Interventions that Work: Employment of Cancer Survivors", Carlton Fong and Kathleen Murphy will discuss the findings and implications for their recently published systematic review, Behavioral, Psychological, Educational and Vocational Interventions to Facilitate Employment Outcomes for Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review. As managing editor for the Campbell Collaboration's Education Coordinating Group (ECG), Carlton Fong will also discuss the goals of the ECG and its Disability Subgroup. Following final publication of the review and presentation of the webinar, the KTER Center will develop a Technical Brief to share the results of this research.

Webcast Date: January 20, 2015
Time: 2-2:30 p.m. (CST)

Training Webinar: Learn about cancer-related workplace issues and recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act by viewing a free training webinar, appropriate for supervisors and anyone who is interested. The recording of the KTER Center's webinar, Cancer and Employment Issues, is now available. The webinar has been approved through the HR Certification Institute for 1 recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification (extended through 12/31/15).

Webinar on Cancer and Employment Issues:

State of the Science Conference Archive

The KTER Center held its online State of the Science Conference: Knowledge Translation and Employment Research on September 16-17, 2014. Each session presented findings from KTER research conducted by teams at SEDL and our partners at Virginia Commonwealth University. Invited speakers shared results from their employment-focused research and how the findings were translated for different audiences. Responders and panels provided alternative perspectives on how to increase the use of evidence by each of four audiences: policymakers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, consumers, and employers/business.

Visit the Conference website: and view the agenda, archived materials, and sessions.

WORKSHOP - April 29, 2015:

On the morning of Wednesday, April 29, the KTER Center will sponsor a joint workshop, prior to the NARRTC Conference (April 30-May 1, 2015).
The topics to be covered are:

  • Barriers and Supports for Research Use (updated for 2015)
  • Effective KT Strategies (results-to-date on KTER research studies)

Other KTER Center Resources

KTER continues to update its lists of resources for you!

KTER Today was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) through grant #H133A100026 to SEDL from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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