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Issue 16
December 2015

KTER Today: Putting Research to Work

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

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Credit Available for Webinar Study

Learn about cancer-related workplace issues and recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act by viewing this no-cost one hour webinar. The training is lead by Joe Bontke, the outreach manager and ombudsman for the Houston District office of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Eligible participants can also sign up to participate in the associated research study. Research participants can receive 1 hour CRC-CEU from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and 1 hour of recertification credit from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

To qualify, participants must have supervisory authority, work in human resources or be a professional whose responsibilities could involve supporting employees with cancer in the workplace. Participants must complete 3 short surveys, including a 3-month follow-up. More information can be found on our website:

Webcast Archive Now Available

Drs. Katherine Inge and Carolyn Graham presented Accessing Information on Employment by Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury: Facebook as a Knowledge Translation Strategy on November 18, 2015. This webcast presented results from an innovative study that used Facebook as a strategy to provide information on evidence-based employment practices to individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

View the archive of the webinar.

KTER and KTDRR Centers Co-Sponsor Pre-NARRTC Training on Conducting Systematic Reviews

Interested in completing a systematic review? Join us as trainers from the C2's Methods Group carry out a two-day workshop on May 3-4, 2016, prior to the 38th Annual NARRTC Conference This is your opportunity to learn the basics of conducting a high-quality systematic review, using the “gold standard” methods of the Campbell Collaboration (C2).  This workshop will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, the same venue as the NARRTC Conference. Please contact Joann Starks if you would like more information or to have your name added to the pre-registration list.

CRC-CEUs Available at No Charge!

Are you a certified rehabilitation counselor and need Continuing Education Units (CEUs) before the end of 2015? If so, many archived training opportunities provided by the KTER Center and our sister Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) are pre-approved for CRC-CEUs by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). These trainings are free of charge but you must participate in the entire training and complete an evaluation to receive your Verification of Completion form to submit to the CRCC.

Title of Training

Number of CRC-CEUs available and Expiration Date

Individual Placement and Support Model of Supported Employment: Translating Research for VR Practice

1 CRC-CEU through 1-31-16

Guideposts for Success to Support Employment Transition for Youths with Disabilities: Research, Policy and VR Practice

1 CRC-CEU through 1-31-16

Returning to Work after Burn Injury: From Research to VR Practice

1 CRC-CEU through 1-31-16

Employment After Traumatic Brain Injury

1.25 CRC-CEUs through 2-28-16

Qualitative Research Synthesis: KTDRR's Web-based Workshop Series

4 CRC-CEUs through 2-28-16

Tips of the Trade: Developing High Quality Research Synthesis

2 CRC-CEUs through 8-2-16

Conducting Culturally Humble Rehabilitation Research

1 CRC-CEU through 8-18-16

Online Workshops: Barriers and Supports for Research Use (2015 workshop)

1.5 CRC-CEUs through 8-31-16

New KTER Center Begins Work

We are pleased to announce that the KTER Center began a new 5-year scope of work on October 1, 2015. We look forward to close collaboration with our partners at the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSVAR), and all of the NIDILRR-funded researchers, representatives from VR, people with disabilities and KT experts who have agreed to participate in our Technical Working Groups and Employment Research Outreach Team (EROT).  Our research will focus on three areas: transition-aged youth; adults with autism; and business-oriented research.

We will identify pressing information needs in these domains and produce scoping reviews of the research that addresses these needs. We will provide training to business consultants and senior VR counselors as knowledge brokers who will support the translation of this research for the businesses they engage and/or the staff they supervise. The Center will also continue to support the knowledge translation needs of NIDILRR grantees that work in disability and employment research, including providing opportunities for peer-to-peer researcher networking. We are developing a brand new website at to reflect our new work - stay tuned for a launch early in 2016!

The contents of this newsletter were developed under grant number 90DP0009 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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