Volume 2, Issue 1

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In this Issue...
> Introduction to This Issue of The Bridge
> FEATURE: Technology Transfer: A New Model of the Innovation Process
> A Model with a Shaky Foundation?
> Suggested Refinements for a Model of Technology Transfer
> New Models Mean New Questions
> More Attention to the Requirements for Implementation
> The Role of the State Authority in Technology Transfer
> Standardizing Communication: A Biblical Parallel?
> Response to Comments on the ATTC Network Model of Technology Transfer

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> Introduction to This Issue of The Bridge
By Paul Roman, Ph.D., Editor
Our purpose in this issue of The Bridge is to focus upon a common language for technology transfer.  A hard-working workgroup of representatives of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network honors... Read More...

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>FEATURE: Technology Transfer: A New Model of the Innovation Process
By the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Technology Transfer Workgroup
As funders of substance abuse treatment increasingly require community treatment providers to use evidence-based practices (EBPs), it is imperative that the lag between development of... Read Report...

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> A Model with a Shaky Foundation?
By Gregory Brigham
The ATTC work group has provided a valuable and timely contribution by suggesting a common set of terms and concepts to... Read More...

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> Suggested Refinements for a Model of Technology Transfer
By Steve Martino
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Transfer Technology Workgroup should be commended for clarifying the multiple overlapping terms... Read More...

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> New Models Mean New Questions: How the ATTC Technology Transfer Model Suggests New Directions for Research
By Hannah K. Knudsen, Ph.D.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Technology Transfer (TT) Workgroup is to be commended for a cogent synthesis of... Read More...

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> The Need for More Attention to the Requirements for Implementation
By Michael Boyle
As Everett Rogers’ classic text identified, innovation is not a random event, but rather a predictable evolution within an organization or professional field that... Read More...

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> The Role of the State Authority in Technology Transfer
By Dennis McCarty
Implementation science is emerging from Rogers’ (2003) foundational text and a systematic review of implementation research and... Read More...

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> Standardizing Communication in Technology Transfer: A Biblical Parallel?
By Paul Roman, Ph.D.
At some point every field of endeavor defines core problems around inadequacies in communication.  Given the surge of activity and interest... Read More...

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>Response to Comments on the ATTC Network Model of Technology Transfer
By ATTC Technology Transfer Workgroup
The ATTC Network Technology Transfer workgroup is grateful to the editorial board of The Bridge for their thoughtful feedback about the ATTC Network Model of Technology Transfer in... Read More...

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Concluding Thoughts...Now, It's Your Turn!
It is our hope that the ideas presented in this issue have made you think about your own views on the needs of the addictions treatment workforce. If so, we want to hear from you! If your opinions and experiences differ from that presented in this issue, send us your reactions. Please address your responses to thebridge@ATTCnetwork.org and you may see them in the next issue!

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The Bridge is a semi-annual e-pub that links science and service by providing information and tools on technology transfer and implementation science strategies.


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