Institute for Translational Research
The Institute for Translational Research (ITR) in the College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions was chartered by the University in 2010 and serves as a college-wide umbrella for collaborative research activities by faculty, students, and their community partners.
Our vision is that ENHP will become a national model for the integration of education and health sciences with community engagement.
Specific initiatives involve collaborations with two anchor partners that reflect the college’s dual focus, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and the Hartford Public School system, and a broad range of other health and education partners. In doing so, various multi- and inter-disciplinary projects contribute to the University's stated desire to be a private university with a public purpose that is anchored in and focused on constituent communities, be they local, regional, national, or international.
Translational investigations—those that are designed to “translate” scientific results into relevant outcomes and invite constituent communities to inform science's directions—are conducted through three distinct but integrated content centers that reflect the college's disciplinary foci:
- The Center for Health, Care, and Well-being
- The Center for Learning and Professional Education
- The Center for Leadership in Education and Health
Through the centers, faculty and students have the opportunity to participate in the civic life of our community. Longstanding as well as newly forged relations with community partners afford the sharing of a broad range of skills and services and the opportunity to conduct translational work equally benefitting communities, students, and faculty, thus, illustrating the college’s commitment to excellence through relevance.