NCDDR Update: An e-bulletin of The National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research. SEDL, Advancing Research, Improving Education: Funded by the U.S. Department of Education
November 2009

Register Now! Free Webcast December 3

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 2-3:30 PM (Central):

Documenting Disparities in Obesity and Disability presented by James Rimmer, PhD, Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons with Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Margaret Campbell, PhD, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, US Department of Education

  • This is the first of a two-part series on disparities research focusing on the disparities in obesity people with disabilities experience, potential consequences of those disparities, and efforts to include disability as a diversity factor in federal and community health-promotion programs.
  • The second webcast will be an interactive session about what can be done about these disparities.

Register now for Dec 3 Webcast on Documenting Disparities in Obesity and Disability



GRADE logo Rating the Strength of Evidence and Recommendations for Disability/Rehabilitation Research

In this full-day, hands-on interactive workshop, NIDRR grantees and staff will learn about

About the Presenters Dr. Jan Brożek and Dr. Yngve Falck-Ytter

Online Course Underway

Four teams of researchers have been selected from 10 applications to participate in the NCDDR's Web-based course on "Conducting Systematic Reviews of Evidence-Based Disability and Rehabilitation Research."

  • The teams will develop skills needed to conceptualize, prepare, and submit a completed systematic review to the Campbell Collaboration's Disability Subgroup.
  • An orientation session was held on Sept. 10, 2009. Instruction will continue through April 2010.

New Survey Coming Soon to NIDRR Grantees' Inbox

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NCDDR staff plan to survey NIDRR grantees about their knowledge translation activities,
and what supports are needed to extend existing efforts.


Visit the NCDDR Web site for related resources.

The NCDDR's Task Forces have been productive!

Cover image of the document - Knowledge Translation in Disability and rehabilitation Research: Lessons from the application of knowledge value mapping to the case of accessible currency in the Journal of Disability Policy Studie

Cover image of the document The Challenge of Evidence in Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Practice: A Position Paper

Cover image of the document: When the Best is the Enemy of the Good: The Nature of Research Evidence Used in Systematic Reviews and Guidelines

Questions or comments should be directed to:

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
4700 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 800-266-1832
Fax: 512-476-2286