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University of Connecticut Health Center 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

UConn School of Medicine

Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center Dedication

SisterTalk Hartford Summit

Connecticut Food Security Award, 2010

Connecticut Food Security Award

Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center Dedication, 2007

Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center Dedication

Shopping at Freshplace, 2010

Shopping at Freshplace
Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event, 2008

Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event

Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event, 2008

Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event

Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event, 2008

Center Affiliates Wine and Cheese Event

News and Events

  • 2015: Dean Liang announced on 8/30/15 the transition of the Ethel Donaghue Center for Translating Research into Practice and Policy (TRIPP) to focus on the Bioscience CT legislative mandate (CT 10a-109b (2011)) "to support the development of a health disparities institute (HDI) sponsored by The University of Connecticut that will enhance research and the delivery of care to minority and medically underserved populations of the state." This redesign of TRIPP provides the HDI with an academic home within the University and brings staff, administrative support and infrastructure to the effort. Dr. Judith Fifield, professor in Family Medicine, founding director of TRIPP and the Interim Director of the HDI will be continuing as the director of the new redesigned TRIPP that now includes HDI. Dr. Victor Villagra, assistant professor in Medicine, will be the associate director of TRIPP. Visit the Health Disparities Institute Web Site >

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