Month: September 2016

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.


Slides from the 2016 InCHIP Annual Meeting

The slides from the 2016 InCHIP Annual Meeting can be viewed below or downloaded here. The meeting featured presentations by InCHIP Directors Jeff Fisher, Deborah Cornman, and Amy Gorin, Core Directors Tania B. Huedo-Medina and Kim Gans, and a keynote address by InCHIP Principal Investigator Lisa Butler on “Household, Clinic and Community-Based Interventions to Improve Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health in Sub-Saharan Africa”.

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InCHIP Graduate Student Seed Grants Announced at Annual Meeting

At its Annual Meeting on September 22, InCHIP released the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the FY17 InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliate Seed Grants. This program offers research funding for graduate students at the Storrs and regional campuses who are InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliates. These grants provide funds to support new research initiatives and pilot work in the areas of health behavior and health policy. Health is broadly defined and includes physical and mental health, and outcomes with critical implications for health.

To find out more about this opportunity, you can download the FOA here. Forms to submit Letters of Intent for this FOA will be posted soon on the InCHIP Seed Grant webpage. Please email with any questions.

Special Colloquium 10/4: John Pachankis, PhD

“Translating minority stress research into empirically supported LGBT-affirmative interventions” 

John Pachankis, PhD

Yale School of Public Health

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

12:30 – 1:30pm

John Pachankis studies the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. His research specifically seeks to identify the psychological and social contextual influences that might explain LGBT individuals’ disproportionate experiences with several adverse mental and physical health outcomes, like depression and substance abuse. He uses social epidemiological, psychological, and mixed methods approaches to conduct this research. Drawing on his background as a clinical psychologist, his ultimate goal is to translate the results of these studies into psychosocial interventions to improve the health of the LGBT community.

Location: Conference Room 14 on the first floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.

To attend this presentation, please RSVP by clicking this link: RSVP.    

Welcome to our New Employees

Welcome InCHIP’s New Executive Assistant: Steven Jagielo

We wanted to formally welcome our new Executive Assistant Steve Jagielo to InCHIP. He returns to UConn from Connecticut College in New London CT. We hope he is settling into his new position and the madness of the fall semester.

We also want to welcome two new Boundary Spanners to InCHIP’s Team

John Giardina, MA in Economics (UConn) and Grace Morris, MA in Sociology (Northeastern University) have recently joined the InCHIP team as Boundary Spanners.  They are both very eager to get to work this semester helping UConn faculty to develop interdisciplinary research teams and discover funding opportunities. If you have a project in mind, please feel free to contact either of them!

Thursday 9/22: InCHIP Annual Meeting

This is a reminder that the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy’s Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday September 22nd, 2016, from 11am-12:30pm, and will be followed by a healthy  lunch in the Colloquium room on the 1st Floor of the Ryan Building. The meeting will consist of presentations by InCHIP Directors, PI’s, and provide an opportunity for InCHIP Affiliates to discover some of the goings on here at InCHIP. Remember to RSVP TODAY!

2016 InCHIP Annual Meeting