UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) brings together individuals with diverse scientific, clinical, and methodological expertise and supports their evolution into collaborative investigators who conduct innovative interdisciplinary research that impacts public health and well-being.
InCHIP is a no-cost “one-stop shop” for training, mentorship, research team development, and grant proposal writing for UConn investigators at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to tenured faculty. We offer a range of services, including workshops, one-on-one consultations, pilot funding, and more.
InCHIP is committed to providing its affiliates with the tools needed to submit an extramural grant application, and if awarded, InCHIP’s Grants Management Team is available to assist InCHIP affiliates in processing the grant through the post-award period. InCHIP also provides services to help affiliates find appropriate grants and funding for their research.
By the Numbers in FY21
$ 86.1 M
in Graduate Student Support
ARMS is an interdisciplinary research initiative that seeks to advance UConn’s institutional capacity to conduct high quality gun injury and violence prevention policy scholarship.
The Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH) facilitates innovative and impactful connections across research, policy, and practice arenas to advance equity in school and child health. CSCH is committed to anti-racist work that prioritizes inclusion, reduces disparities, and creates systemic change.
The Center for mHealth and Social Media (CHASM) advances the science of digital health by applying existing and developing novel digital technologies to the study of health promotion through research and intervention.
The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health promotes solutions to food insecurity, poor diet quality, and weight bias through research and policy.
InCHIP in UConn Today
Webinar: Exploring Features of Interactive Media to Influence Health Motivations and Perceptions1:00pm
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs Campus WebexPresenter: Saraswathi Bellur, PhD
While it may seem evident that interactive media shape our health and well-being in profound ways, it is yet unclear on how or why they do so. This presentation will explore ways in which we can make use of unique features of new media, such as interactivity, to boost individuals’ intrinsic motivation, and thereby encourage them to engage in preventive health behaviors, promote good health, and collective well-being.
For more information and to register: https://mhealth.inchip.uconn.edu/training-2/
How Sandy Hook Changed the Legal Environment4:00pm
Monday, December 12th, 2022
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Hartford Campus 145On December 14, 2012, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary. Twenty six lives – those of children and educators - were taken that day. In the aftermath of that horrible day, there has been a shift in the legal environment. For example, many states changed their laws with an intended outcome of gun injury prevention. There have also been civil court decisions against Remington, the gun manufacturer that made the weapon used in Sandy Hook, and a successful defamation lawsuit against the founder of InfoWars, Alex Jones. Finally, recent action at the federal level also has implications for gun injury in America. Our panel will discuss how the legal environment has changed since Sandy Hook, and what these changes mean for gun violence in Connecticut and America.
The Panel Includes:
· Representative Matt Blumenthal - State Representative for the 147th District, serving Stamford and Darien. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee. He was active in passing Connecticut’s ban on privately manufactured (“ghost”) guns and in passing legislation to ensure the safe storage of firearms. He is also a lead attorney representing the Sandy Hook families in the lawsuit against Alex Jones.
· Dr. Kevin Borrup - Executive Director of the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s
· Dr. Manisha Juthani - Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. She is an associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine. She is also the Chair of Connecticut’s Commission on Community Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention.
· Jeremy Stein - Executive Director of CT Against Gun Violence (CAGV), whose mission is to end gun violence in Connecticut. Since taking the helm at CAGV in 2018, the organization has made history by passing six (6) gun safety laws in three years. He has served on Governor Lamont's transition team as well as the Biden-Harris Gun Violence Prevention Committee (1st 100 day team), where he chaired the suicide prevention subcommittee.
After introductory remarks, each panelist will be invited to make opening remarks for about 10 minutes. Panelists will have the opportunity to respond to fellow panelists’ remarks and then the panel will open for audience Q&A. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Kerri Raissian, UConn Associate Professor of Public Policy and ARMS Director.
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Webinar: Using Implementation Science to Increase Reach of mHealth Interventions in Clinical Settings12:00pm
Webinar: Using Implementation Science to Increase Reach of mHealth Interventions in Clinical Settings
Wednesday, January 11th, 2023
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Storrs Campus WebexPresenter: Megan O’Grady, PhD
Details: This webinar will provide an overview of how implementation science methods and theories can increase the reach of mHealth interventions in clinical practice settings. The webinar will provide illustrative examples from a study examining the implementation of a text-messaging program for unhealthy alcohol use in emergency departments.
To register, please visit this link: https://mhealth.inchip.uconn.edu/webinar-registration/
InCHIP Lecture: Lawrence Yang, Ph.D., New York University12:30pm
Thursday, February 9th, 2023
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Other WebExLawrence Yang, Ph.D., New York University
Topic: Global Mental Health and Stigma
February 9, 2023 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Dr. Larry Yang is currently Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director of the Global Center for Implementation Science at NYU; and Founding Director of NYU’s Global Mental Health and Stigma Program. He is also PI of a generous donor gift from the Li Ka Shing Foundation to fund an initiative to promote Global Mental Health and Wellness via GPH activities.
View the upcoming series, access RSVP's, and watch archived lectures: https://chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series-2/
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Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About NIH F31 Dissertation Fellowships12:00pm
Thursday, February 16th, 2023
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Storrs Campus VirtualSpeakers: Sherry Pagoto, PhD & Jared Goetz, PhD Candidate
Description: In this webinar, participants will learn about NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowships from a professor who mentors them and a graduate student who successfully received one. Participants will learn about how to prepare for an F31, the sections of the grant, how to build a mentor team, and tips, tricks, and common mistakes to avoid. Participants can be faculty who are interested in mentoring F31s and students interested in applying.