Month: April 2015

Injury Prevention Science Café – May 13, 2015

Join researchers and the community to discuss the latest research in injury prevention in a scientific poster session format. Over the last 20 years, the translation of injury prevention science into lower injury and death rates is a success story.

Injury Prevention Science Café

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Connecticut Science Center
The Science Hall
250 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT 06103

Sponsored by the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

Learn how you can become involved in multidisciplinary research including domestic violence, child abuse, suicide, teen driving, elderly falls, and child passenger safety.

Beer/wine and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Meghan Clough at 860.837.5316 or

Hosted by:

Brendan Campbell, MD, MPH
Director, Pediatric Trauma
Connecticut Children’s

Orlando Kirton, MD
Chief, Department of Surgery
Hartford Hospital

D’Andrea Joseph, MD
Assoc. Director, Trauma Program
Hartford Hospital


Occupational Health Aging Worker Science Café – May 13, 2015

The Occupational Health Core Interest Group (CIG) is hosting an Aging Worker Science Café on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Edmund and Arlene Grossman Auditorium, 400 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT.


Register Now for The National Health Disparities Elimination Summit June 12-13

CICATS is excited to announce that we will be hosting The National Health Disparities Elimination Summit at the University of Connecticut occurring June 12-13, 2015 at the UConn Health campus and in downtown Hartford. Please visit our National Health Disparities Elimination Summit page for more information and to register to attend.

Summit and Gala Registration
Register before May 15, 2015 for the early registration discount.

About the Summit:

A first of its kind summit gathering health experts, practitioners, policy makers and community advocates committed to the elimination of health disparities.  The overall goal is to raise awareness around health disparities, exchange information, and facilitate stimulating discussions with the ultimate goal of creating a national plan for the elimination of health disparities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Advance the understanding about health disparities among racial and ethnic communities which is a major public health problem in our country.
  • Promote the exchange of innovative, thought-provoking ideas and information between professionals from the community, academia, industry, and government.
  • Develop national and local plans with recommended solutions for the elimination of health disparities.


The summit program includes distinguished scientists, researchers and public health practitioners from leading institutions in Connecticut and from around the country. Presenters will share information regarding the elimination of health disparities and will discuss the current state of African American and Latino Health. The discussion will also include an emphasis upon community involvement in the development of promising strategies to reduce and eliminate disparities.

Summit Chair & Keynote Speaker:

SullivanLouissqLouis W. Sullivan, MD
17th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
CEO & Chairman of The Sullivan Alliance
President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute

Additional speakers, programs, and information will be posted on our website and delivered to CICATS membership. Sign up and become a member to hear more about this event and our other offerings.

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CICATS Small Grant Competition in Aging

UConn Center on Aging / CICATS Small Grant Competition in Aging

Established in 1986, the core mission of the UConn Center on Aging (UCA) is to improve the lives of older adults through research, education and clinical care. In order to support and enhance its faculty’s research, the Center on Aging has established and continues to fund four Research Cores which all provide dedicated infrastructure and expertise involving key components of aging research. Through a recent Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at UConn (CICATS) award, we are now able to solicit for the first time applications from the broad University of Connecticut community for the provision of selected services through these cores.  The overarching goal of this competition is to help encourage a significant growth in the size of the overall institutional portfolio in aging research as discussed at the UConn-Jackson Lab Symposium on Aging held in Storrs, CT on March 19-20, 2014.(

Eligibility: All full-time University of Connecticut faculty members are eligible. Investigators involved in clinical or preclinical basic research wishing to develop pilot or feasibility data involving questions related to aging for a future grant submission are encouraged to apply. Efforts to enhance an already funded project with the addition of an aging component will also be given the highest consideration.

Requirements: Interested applicants need to provide a NIH Style Biosketch together with a 2 page proposal outlining:

  • A description of the proposed project, distinguishing between current ongoing studies and elements which would be enhanced through this award.
  • The proposed contribution by one or more of the UConn Center on Aging Cores listed below.
  • The manner in which the proposed work will improve the health of older adults or enhance our understanding of underlying aging processes.
  • Nature and timing of future grant applications which would follow these studies.

Deadline: All materials should be submitted, as a single PDF document, by 5 p.m. on April 20, 2015 to Robin Addison at

Further Information: Information on specific Core Activities is available at the following link: Please note that for successful applicants the cost of all proposed core services will be funded directly through this award.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss potential ideas with the following individuals:

  1. George Kuchel ( for UCA Recruitment Core (assistance with the preparation of IRB protocols and recruitment of healthy or frail older adults)
  2. Richard Fortinsky ( for UCA Clinical Data and Geriatric Outcomes Core (help in the selection, performance and interpretation of geriatric outcome and performance measures; assistance with data collection, management and analysis)
  3. Julie Robison ( for UCA Evaluation and Population Assessment Core (surveys and needs assessments related to health, disability, services and quality of life).
  4. Laura Haynes ( or Dr. George Kuchel ( for UCA Biomarkers and Preclinical Studies Core (blood samples from well-characterized older adults, tissue and blood samples from aged mouse models, assistance with clinical biomarker studies, assistance with geriatric outcome measurements in aged mice)