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University of Connecticut Health Center - Know Better Care The Ethel Donaghue Center for Translating Research into Practice and Policy (TRIPP)

The Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center is a Type II Center designed to provide an interdisciplinary collaborative home where UConn Health Center-affiliated clinicians, researchers, staff, and students have access to research capacity and training and where community researchers, clinicians and other interested parties can seek research guidance and opportunities for collaboration. As part of the UConn Heath Center, the Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center is intended to serve the people of Connecticut through excellence in research, evaluation, and policy application.

Mission

Closing the gap between health-related research and practice by developing, testing, disseminating, and evaluating innovative models of care.

Vision

Positioning the University to be a leader in Practice Oriented Translational Research with a focus of health disparities.

Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center Dedication, 2007

SisterTalk Hartford Summit, 2008

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Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center Dedication, 2007

SisterTalk Hartford Summit, 2008

Connecticut Food Security Award, 2010

Connecticut Food Security Award, 2010

Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center Dedication, 2007

Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center Dedication, 2007

Shopping at Freshplace, 2010

Shopping at Freshplace, 2010
Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event, 2008

Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event, 2008

Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event, 2008

Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event, 2008

Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event, 2008

Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event, 2008

News and Events

  • 2014 Bioscience Connecticut Health Disparities Institute hosts the inaugural Seminar Series, entitled Health Disparities Through the Lens of Research, Capacity Building, Outreach & Engagement and Policy. Speakers include Dr. Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Dr. Kien Lee, Dr. America Bracho and Dr. Adewale Troutman. For more information or to register for a seminar please visit: http://healthdisparities.uchc.edu/news/seminar_series/registration.aspx.
  • May 19-22, 2014: Dr. Emil Coman will be presenting three TRIPP research projects at the 2014 Modern Modeling Methods Conference in Storrs, CT. A poster developed with Dr. Judith Fifield, Dr. Victor Villagra and Brenda Shipley tackles causal modeling approaches to answer research questions about Health Disparities, and two talks are based on dynamical modeling of health data, proposing new methods of analyzing differential changes using mixture mediation and mixture latent change score models.

Research Services at the TRIPP Center

  • Project management
  • Spanish translation services
  • Quantitative data management and analysis
  • Qualitative data management and analysis
  • Literature reviews, background research and environmental scans
  • Database creation, management and technical assistance
  • Pre- and post-award research support
  • Research mentoring for translational and community based participatory research
  • Regulatory compliance support related to community based research
  • Survey development and database management in REDCap
  • Focus group design, conduct and data analysis
  • Community engagement