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InCHIP Seed Grant Letters of Intent Due April 26 & Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet Videos Available: (1) UConn Brain Imaging Research Center & (2) Community Health Center Association of CT

The letter of intent submission deadline for two InCHIP Seed Grants is Friday, April 26. InCHIP has partnered with the UConn Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) as well as the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) to sponsor the seed grants. Both seed grants are described further below and on the InCHIP Seed Grants website.

Whether or not you are interested in applying for a seed grant, if you would like to learn more about BIRC or CHCACT and the potential for research collaborations with them, you may view video recordings about the opportunities they offer to potential UConn research partners on the InCHIP Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet website.

FY19 InCHIP-BIRC Seed Grant
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Letters of intent due by April 26, 2019
Full proposal applications due by May 31, 2019
Description: UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and the UConn Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) are co-sponsoring a seed grant funding opportunity for faculty at UConn Storrs, UConn Health, and the regional campuses. This grant is designed to fund an innovative pilot project that will directly support an external grant application in health behavior or health policy with a substantial neuroimaging component. Health is broadly defined and includes physical and mental health and outcomes with critical implications for health. The funded pilot project must involve neuroimaging-related research that includes MRI, TMS, tDCS/tACS, and/or EEG usage at BIRC.

FY19 InCHIP-CHCACT Health Research Seed Grant
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Letters of intent due by April 26, 2019
Full proposal applications due by May 31, 2019
Description: UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is offering a pilot grant program that promotes community-engaged health research in one or more Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) with reciprocal benefit to the FQHC(s), their patients, and the participating UConn faculty. This represents a unique opportunity for an FQHC(s) and UConn faculty to partner to develop sustainable, collaborative, streamlined, and mutually beneficial efforts to identify and address critical clinical and health systems issues. InCHIP is co-sponsoring this seed grant with the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT), an organization that has connections to FQHCs across the state. InCHIP and CHCACT are finalizing a process to pair UConn researchers and FQHC collaborators. If you have not yet formalized a research collaboration with a FQHC, you are still welcome to submit a LOI. In that case, you would work with InCHIP to identify the FQHC(s) partners before submitting the full proposal application.

If you have any questions, please e-mail seedgrants@chip.uconn.edu.

Qualitative Research Methods Workshop: Building Your Qualitative Toolbox

Flyer for Qualitative Research Methods Workshop

You are invited to RSVP for the Qualitative Research Methods Workshop: Building Your Qualitative Toolbox. The event will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The workshop is free, and lunch will be provided. There is a maximum number of spaces available, so register as soon as possible!

InCHIP Virtual Meet n’ Greet: UConn Brain Imaging Research Center

Meet virtually with Dr. Fumiko Hoeft, Director of the UConn Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC), and learn about the state-of-the-art equipment, methods, and training offered by the Center. InCHIP and BIRC are co-sponsoring a $30,000 seed grant opportunity (see here). Learn more about the seed grant and BIRC’s resources and services at the Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet.

InCHIP-CHCACT Virtual Meet n’ Greet Video Available & Seed Grant Reminder

Recently, InCHIP held a Virtual Meet n’ Greet with the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) focused on opportunities for collaborative research. As a reminder, the InCHIP-CHCACT seed grant application process is open, and letters of intent are due by April 26. CHCACT coordinates the efforts of 16 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), all of which have multiple sites and together provide services to nearly 400,000 patients across Connecticut. For more information about CHCACT and their member FQHCs, see the CHCACT website.

The InCHIP-CHCACT Virtual Meet n’ Greet was recorded. Here is the link to view the video recording.

If you want to learn more about the InCHIP-CHCACT seed grant, visit the InCHIP Seed Grant website.

InCHIP Spring 2019 Series on Health and Technology

During Spring Semester 2019, InCHIP will host a series of panel discussions that center on the general theme of technology and health. This series will culminate with the InCHIP Ideas Lab (April 11th-12th, 2019) which will address the “wicked problem” of how can we better utilize wearable, mobile-based, and other data-rich technology to promote health and well-being and ultimately prevent and manage chronic disease in an ethical and legally sound fashion? Our hope is that these talks will appeal to a diversity of disciplines (from philosophy to social work to engineering and everything in between) and will act as a springboard for a campus wide conversation around the use of technology to improve health.