Month: January 2017

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


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:

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.

Support the UConn-Cuba Health Research Collaboration Fund

The Cuban healthcare system, internationally recognized as one of the most efficient in the developing world, presents great opportunities for learning. Cuba’s innovative approaches to public health have the potential to contribute to the solution of some urgent health problems in the U.S. and other modern, industrialized countries. With this initiative, we are committed to building international research collaborations with Cuba in order to identify and test novel approaches to public health promotion and education that can be implemented in other countries, while mutually assisting our Cuban collaborators with the resources and tools they need to advance their research in healthcare to gain the most out of their flourishing healthcare system.

Funds for this initiative will be used to develop important innovative health solutions through interdisciplinary partnerships between professionals in the U.S., Cuba and other countries. We will develop new ways of understanding and addressing health disparities and of tackling some of the most pressing public health and health behavior issues of the 21st century, including but not limited to cancer, HIV/AIDS, addictions, and obesity. We will also implement a state-of-the-art biostatistics research infrastructure that will be employed to help Cuba empirically test new, multilevel strategies that can inform public health campaigns, practices, and policies throughout Cuba and in other countries. In this spirit, we ask that you invest in a project committed to expanding the range of much needed, effective health promotion responses available to health professionals, by helping us learn from a country of innovative researchers, health care providers and others who have developed novel solutions to many of our shared public health problems.

NIH-Style Biosketch Workshop: 2/14/17 12-1PM

InCHIP’s Training and Development Core will be offering  a Biosketch Writing Workshop on February 14th from 12-1PM in room 14 of the Ryan Building.


The workshop, hosted by InCHIP Associate Director Amy Gorin, will cover the new format of the NIH Biosketch and will emphasize and highlight the things reviewers will be looking for as they read your grant proposal.

To Attend Please RSVP HERE.

Budget Planning for Grantwriters Workshop and Q&A Session 2/7/17 12-1PM

InCHIP’s Training and Development Core is hosting a Budget Planning workshop for Grantwriters on February 7th from 12-1PM in the Colloquium room.

Window reflections on the exterior of Homer Babbidge Library after a snow storm on Jan. 28, 2015. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

The event will offer an opportunity for feedback, advice, and planning strategies on how best to draft a budget when applying for grants.

InCHIP Associate Director Amy Gorin and InCHIP’s Grants and contracts specialist AnnMarie White will be there to address you questions and concerns.