Announcements

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!

Helene

Have trouble with the registration link above? Just copy and paste this link into your browser: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9RAvWs-RpGqbunzJv1J4nToa3p43yvqCZTj1xlsfoFanNsg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Helene M. Marcy
helene.marcy@uconn.edu
Project Manager, NEEDs2 Project (www.needs2.org)
Program Manager, UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health
www.csch.uconn.edu ▪ @UConnCSCH
University of Connecticut

Announcement of UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health Grant Awardees

The UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH) is pleased to announce and congratulate the two awardees of our FY17 seed grant competition. These grants provide funds to investigators to support projects that align with the vision of CSCH to promote an integrated approach to health and learning through collaborations across the components within the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. They are intended for projects that can lead to innovative external grant applications. Eligible applicants were InCHIP members, with CSCH affiliation. Drs. Amy Mobley and Marlene Schwartz are the recipients of the $10,000 grants.

Dr. Amy Mobley, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and her co-investigators are studying the impact of local foods on elementary school students’ nutrition behaviors. The first phase of the project will determine the salient reasons that may motivate elementary school students’ to choose to eat local foods in their school. The second phase of the project will involve evaluating a local food procurement intervention on students’ nutrition health behaviors in low socioeconomic schools in Connecticut.

Dr. Marlene Schwartz is Director of the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She will be creating a WSCC Policy Assessment Tool that captures and scores all of the school policies relevant to the WSCC model. In creating this WSCC tool, she will follow the framework she used to create the already existing Wellness School Assessment Tool (www.WellSAT.org) that measures and scores the strength of school district wellness policies.

We wish to thank all of the applicants for their excellent proposals and the review committee members for their substantial contributions to the seed grant competitions.

Team Science Summit May 11th

 

InCHIP’s Training and Development Core is very excited to announce that our Team Science Summit will take place on May 11th!

For those unfamiliar with the term, according to the National Cancer Institute “Team science is a collaborative effort to address a scientific challenge that leverages the strengths and expertise of professionals trained in different fields. Although traditional single-investigator driven approaches are ideal for many scientific endeavors, coordinated teams of investigators with diverse skills and knowledge may be especially helpful for studies of complex social problems with multiple causes.”

The event will draw on the expertise of  Dr. Kara Hall,  a Health Scientist, Director of the Science of Team Science (SciTS) Team, and Director of the Theories Initiative in the Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr Hall is one of the preeminent leaders in the Science of Team Science field.

The Team Science Summit will take on May 11th and  will consist of:

  • 9AM-12PM Workshop on Strategies in Team Science: Planning for Successful Collaborations. Breakfast will be served. (Maximum 40 participants)
  • 2-3PM Kara Hall: “The Science of Team Science: Enhancing to Improve the Success of Cross-Disciplinary Science” (Keynote)

Both events will take place in Room 204 of the Ryan Building. Please click here for directions to InCHIP.

Click Here to RSVP.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact (grace.morris@uconn.edu).

 

 

InCHIP Lecture 2/9: Robert Aseltine, Jr. PhD

Please join us for our next event in the Spring 2017 InCHIP Lecture Series!

“Using Medical Claims and EHR Data to Predict Suicide Risk”

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Robert H. Aseltine, Jr., PhD
University of Connecticut, CPHHP

Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:30 – 1:30pm

About the Speaker

Robert Aseltine, PhD, is Professor and Interim Chair in the Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health and Deputy Director of the Center for Public Health and Health Policy at UCONN Health. Dr. Aseltine is a medical sociologist with diverse research interests that include health disparities, suicide prevention, and the development of innovative medical and public health information systems. Over the past 20 years he has led several major studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Department of Defense. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Connecticut All-Payer Claims Database and Vice Chair of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC).

Dr. Aseltine received his BA from Wesleyan University and his PhD from the University of Michigan.

Co-Sponsored By:
Allied Health Sciences
UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
UConn Center for Public Health and Health Policy
UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
UConn Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences
UConn Department of Communication
UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
UConn Global Affairs
UConn Neag School of Education
UConn Occupational and Environmental Medicine
UConn School of Business
UConn School of Medicine
UConn School of Nursing
UConn Statistics Department
UConn School of Social Work
UConn School of Pharmacy

Location
The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP. Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

To attend this lecture, please RSVP by clicking this link: Lecture RSVP. When you RSVP, you can also request to meet with Dr. Aseltine in an individual meeting on Thursday, February 9th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

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

Any questions, please email: lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.
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 2016 – 2017 Lecture Series.

InCHIP Lecture 1/26: Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH

Please join us for our next event in the Fall 2016 InCHIP Lecture Series!

"Innovations in Technology for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: The mHealth Impact Lab

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Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH
University of Colorado, Aurora
Thursday, January 26, 2017
12:30 – 1:30pm

About the Speaker: Dr. Sheana Bull directs the mHealth Impact Laboratory at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. In the past 20 years, Dr. Bull has participated in 17 research studies related to mobile and digital health serving as PI on seven of these. She has produced 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts specifically related to mobile and digital health methods, theory and study outcomes since 2007, and authored a textbook on the development and evaluation of mobile health. In the three years since the mHealth Impact Laboratory was established, she has overseen five clinical trials to establish acceptability and preliminary efficacy for programs related to vaccinations for human papilloma virus, supporting initiation and sustainability of breast feeding, text messages for teen pregnancy prevention, an app for trauma surgeons to improve care delivery and promotion of parent child interaction for 12-18 month old child development.

Co-Sponsored By:
UConn Allied Health Sciences
UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
UConn Center for Public Health and Health Policy
UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
UConn Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
UConn Department of Communication
UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
UConn Global Affairs
UConn Neag School of Education
UConn Occupational and Environmental Medicine
UConn Office of Public Engagement
UConn School of Business
UConn School of Medicine
 

Location: The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP. Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

To attend this lecture, please RSVP by clicking this link: Lecture RSVP. When you RSVP, you can also request to meet with Dr. Bull in an individual meeting on Thursday, January 26th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

Web Stream: You can view this talk streamed live or afterwards at the InCHIP Lecture Series Website.

Any questions, please email: lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.

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 2016 – 2017 Lecture Series.

11/10/16 InCHIP Lecture Chris Dunkel Schetter: “Maternal Stress and Anxiety Before Birth: Consequences and Mechanisms”

Please join us for our next event in the Fall 2016 InCHIP Lecture Series!

“Maternal Stress and Anxiety Before Birth: Consequences and Mechanisms”

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Chris Dunkel Schetter, PhD UCLA

Thursday, November 10, 2016

12:30 – 1:30pm

About the Speaker

Chris Dunkel Schetter is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Vice Chancellor of Faculty Development at UCLA. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley. She is the Director of a long-standing NIMH training program for pre and postdoctoral scholars in Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health, and was the founding Chair of Health Psychology. Her broad research expertise is in stress, coping and social support in a variety of health and mental health contexts. Her primary program of research is on stress processes in pregnancy. In this work, Prof. Dunkel Schetter and collaborators examine various aspects of prenatal maternal stress and affect (depression, anxiety) and their contributions to preterm birth (PTB) and low birthweight, as well as infant and child developmental outcomes. This program of research involves prospective longitudinal studies of thousands of pregnant women of diverse ethnicities and socioeconomic status (SES) including low-income and Latina and African American women, with emphasis on race/ethnicity, culture and health disparities. She was CoPrincipal Investigator for an NICHD-funded research network (Community Child Health Network; CCHN) that applied community collaborative research methods to study SES and ethnic/racial disparities in maternal and child health in five sites across the country, focusing on mothers and fathers during the two years after a birth and maternal allostatic load. A follow-up study examines interpregnancy intervals (preconception processes) as predictors of later birth and child outcomes.  In the past five years, her group has also contributed to research on postpartum depression. She is collaborating now in a study of inflammatory mechanisms linking affective disorders to birth and child outcomes, and in translating her work into interventions to reduce PTB and LBW and perinatal and postpartum distress.  

Co-Sponsored By: 

UConn Allied Health Sciences

UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion

UConn Center for Public Health and Health Policy

UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

UConn Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

UConn Department of Communication

UConn Department of Economics

UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies

UConn Global Affairs

UConn Neag School of Education

UConn Occupational and Environmental Medicine

UConn Office of Public Engagement

UConn School of Business

UConn School of Medicine

UConn School of Social Work

UConn Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Location

The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.  Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

To attend this lecture, please RSVP by clicking this link: Lecture RSVP.  When you RSVP, you can also request to meet with Dr.  Dunkel Schetter in an individual meeting on Thursday, November 10th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. 

Web Stream

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

Any questions, please email:  lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.

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 2016 – 2017 Lecture Series.

Intervention Core Hosting Lecture on Targeted Emotional Education Modules

Please join us for a lecture and discussion on health intervention research!

Topic: Targeted Emotional Education Modules (TEEMs)
Date: Thursday, November 3, 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Colloquium Room (Room 14), J. Ray Ryan Building (Directions)
Presenter: Ross Buck, PhD (Communication Department)
Remote Access Information:

  • Lecture Video Livestream Link: Access Video Here
  • Participate in Discussion Session (starting after lecture ends, at around 1pm): Email intervention@chip.uconn.edu for link to WebEx meeting, or call into conference call line 415-655-0002 and use meeting access code 642-954-764

Please see below for more information about remote access.


The InCHIP Intervention Core is excited to announce a lecture and discussion being held on Thursday, November 3, about a type of intervention called Targeted Emotional Education Modules (TEEMs).

Professor Ross Buck from the UConn Communication Department will be presenting an introduction to the TEEMs concept, and will also host an informal discussion on how the TEEMs methodology can be used to create more effective health behavior interventions.

TEEMs is based on the idea that, when people are taught to accurately forecast, label, and understand their emotions, they have a higher level of emotional competence and are better able to control emotions that might otherwise lead to risky or irrational behaviors. TEEMs can be targeted towards any number of health behaviors, including safe sex, diet, exercise, and substance abuse.

For anyone interested in learning more about this potentially powerful intervention tool, the lecture will be held on Thursday, November 3, from 12:30-1:30pm, in the Colloquium Room (Room 14) in the J. Ray Ryan Building. You can RSVP for the lecture here. Attendees should feel free to bring ideas about how TEEMs might be integrated into their research program, and are encouraged to discuss possible areas of collaboration.

Participants will be able to attend both the lecture and discussion session remotely. To view live video of the lecture, please visit the link here. An archive of the lecture will also be available on the Intervention Core webpage within 48 hours after the presentation. The lecture portion of the event will last for about 30 minutes, ending at around 1pm. After the end of the lecture portion, the live video will end, and participants will be able to remotely access the discussion session about the TEEMs approach through WebEx or a conference call line. We expect the discussion session to start a few minutes after 1pm. To join the WebEx meeting, please email intervention@chip.uconn.edu for the meeting link. If you wish to join the conference call line instead, please dial 415-655-0002, and join the meeting with the access code 642-954-764. (Please note that, unfortunately, this conference call line is not toll-free.)

If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to email intervention@chip.uconn.edu. We hope to see you next week!

InCHIP Training and Development Core: NIH Specific Aims Section Writing Workshop

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We are very excited to announce our upcoming NIH Specific Aims Section Writing Workshop hosted by InCHIP’s brand new Training and Development core. This workshop is designed in a similar vein to the general grantsmanship training InCHIP has provided in the past.

This workshop was envisioned as a way to help you complete the Specific Aims Section of your NIH Grant proposal.

  • November 14th 12-1PM: The first meeting will consist of a lecture delivered by InCHIP Associate Director Amy Gorin that addresses the Specific Aims Section.
  • December 5th 12-1PM: The Second meeting is a workshop to work on your Specific Aims Section.
  • December 12th 12-1PM: The Third meeting is an opportunity for feedback on your draft.

We encourage you to bring a lunch!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

InCHIP Launches New Interprofessional Healthcare RIG

InCHIP is excited to announce its new Interprofessional Healthcare Research Interest Group (IPH RIG). The IPH RIG is the fifth RIG launched by InCHIP, and has been established in collaboration with the Committee on Interprofessional Excellence in Healthcare (CIPEH). The goal of the IPH RIG is to promote research that investigates the effect of interprofessional (IP) healthcare on patient-centered outcomes.

IP healthcare refers to a coordinated approach to care, where providers across the medical professions work together to develop and implement a patient’s care plan. This approach recognizes that every provider, from a patient’s dentist to their physician to their caregiver, has important perspectives and insights that must be considered to in order to provide the best possible care to the patient. The IPH RIG will focus on supporting the development of research projects that evaluate the impact of an IP approach on patient care and outcomes.

In pursuit of this mission, the IPH RIG will foster the formation of collaborative research teams, and sponsor networking events, workshops, and lectures focusing on the implementation of an IP approach in clinical and educational settings. In fact, the IPH RIG will be holding its first meeting on Monday, November 14, from 3:30-4:30pm, at the J. Ray Ryan Building. At this meeting, members will discuss possible directions for the group, develop ways to promote IP research, and explore possible funding avenues for IP research projects.

Additionally, the IPH RIG is sponsoring a seed grant completion with CIPEH. The competition will award two grants of up to $5,000 each to stimulate new research on the effectiveness of interprofessional health sciences education, patient care, and outreach initiatives. The Letter of Intent for this grant is due December 16, 2016. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the webpage for the seed grant here.

The IPH RIG is chaired by Michelle Judge (PhD, RD, CD-N, School of Nursing). InCHIP Associate Director Amy Gorin (PhD, Psychological Sciences) will also be contributing to the leadership of the RIG.

You can learn more about the IPH RIG in general on its webpage here. If you would like to join the IPH RIG, please email interprofessional@chip.uconn.edu. If you would like to attend the RIG meeting on November 14 as well, please include this in your email.

Obesity RIG to Host “Low Hanging Fruit” Breakfast for Grad students and Faculty 10/18 at 9:30 am

The Obesity Research Interest Group (ORIG) will be hosting a breakfast to provide an opportunity for collaboration for faculty and graduate students on obesity related projects.

Find other ORIG members who can bring a fresh perspective to unfinished manuscripts, untapped datasets, or even ideas for new/revised grant applications.

ORIG researchers will briefly present projects and datasets that are available for collaboration followed by networking and discussion of next steps with potential partners. All ORIG members are welcome to attend including  graduate students, junior faculty, and those new to the obesity field.

The event will take place on October 18th from 930-11 Am in the Colloquium room at InCHIP.

Please RSVP ASAP. Click HERE.

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