Month: August 2017

InCHIP Grant Writing Boot Camp Begins 9/18

We are happy to announce that InCHIP’s Training and Development Core will be holding a year-long Grant Writing Boot Camp. The Boot Camp will begin on Monday, September 18th from 12-1PM and will consist of 10 sessions across the academic year.

All ten sessions will take place on Mondays from 12-1PM on the following dates:

Fall Semester

  • 9/18
  • 10/2
  • 10/16
  • 10/30
  • 12/4

Spring Semester

  • 1/29
  • 2/12
  • 3/5
  • Individual Meetings*
  • 4/9

*In the interim between 3/5 and 4/9 we will hold meetings between participants and grant writing experts who will give them feedback on their proposal as it stands at that point.

Who should attend: This series is designed for faculty who conduct health-related research. Faculty who want to pursue external funding and who are committed to writing a grant proposal during this academic year are encouraged to participate.

What to expect: With structured guidance, over the course of the year you will write the various sections of your grant and receive feedback from fellow participants and InCHIP investigators with grant writing expertise. By the end of the 10-session Boot Camp, you will have a solid grant proposal that is ready to be submitted to an external agency.

To join the Grant Writing Boot Camp, CLICK HERE

Note: If you have grant writing experience and would be interested in participating as a reviewer, please contact ( or Amy Gorin (

InCHIP Lecture Series: Wizdom Powell 9/7/17

Please join us for our first event in the Fall 2017 InCHIP Lecture Series!

“They Can’t Breathe: Neighborhoods, Racialized Stress, and Substance Use Among Young Adult African American Men”

Wizdom Powell, Ph.D.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

12:30 – 1:30pm

About the Speaker

Wizdom Powell is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UConn’s School of Medicine and the Director of the Health Disparities Institute within UConn Health. Formerly, Dr. Powell was an Associate Professor of Health Behavior at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, Research Associate Professor in UNC’s Department of Social Medicine, Associate Director of the Center for Health Equity Research, Faculty member at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Director of the UNC’s Men’s Health Research Lab. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Clinical Psychology and M.P.H. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Her community-based research focuses on of the role of modern racism and gender norms on African American male health outcomes and healthcare inequities. In addition to her numerous publications, peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters, Dr. Powell’s work has helped to inform national policy under the Obama administration. She was invited in 2009 to give official testimony to the President’s Cancer Panel about clinical experiences of communities of color. In 2011-2012, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow to the then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and provided subject matter expertise on Military Mental Health. She has been the recipient of several awards including: the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Outstanding Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty in 2015. She is an academic writing resident at the Bellagio Center from the Rockefeller Foundation and a member of the Aspen Institute’s 2016-2018 class of Health Innovators Fellows, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Connecticut residents.


Co-Sponsored By:

  • UConn Allied Health Sciences
  • UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
  • UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UConn Department of Communication
  • UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • UConn School of Business
  • UConn School of Medicine
  • UConn School of Social Work


For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.  Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

Web Stream

You can view this lecture streamed live or afterwards at the InCHIP Lecture Series Website.


About the InCHIP Lecture Series

The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2017 – 2018 Lecture Series.

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UConn CSCH Encore Conference – Details Announced (Monday, September 18, 2017)


Dear InCHIP Affiliates,

The first annual UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health Encore Conference will be held at the Lyceum Conference Center in Hartford on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 4-6 p.m.

The CSCH Encore conference provides an opportunity for participants to learn about work related to school and/or child health that affiliates have presented previously at an external conference. The event will include a poster “encore” session (meaning presenters share work they have already presented in another setting) and active networking. There will be a special opportunity to participate in an on-the-spot seed grant competition for up to $8,000. Refreshments will be provided.

The event is open to all people that are CSCH affiliates (faculty, postdocs, students, community partners) by the time of the event. If you plan to attend, please complete this registration form no later than Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

If you would like to submit a poster presentation, you must complete the registration form and indicate that you would like to present a poster by the due date. We have up to 40 spaces available for posters, which will be accepted on a first come basis. Posters must be no larger than 24” (height) by 36” (width).

We look forward to seeing you at the event!


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Helene M. Marcy
Project Manager, NEEDs2 Project (
Program Manager, UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health ▪ @UConnCSCH
University of Connecticut