Institute for Translational Research
The Institute for Translational Research (ITR), in the College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions, supports our vision—to become a national model for the integration of education and health sciences with community engagement. Chartered by the University in 2010, the ITR facilitates scholarly initiatives in collaboration with a broad range of local, regional, national, and international health and education partners.
Our initiatives “translate” scientific results into relevant outcomes and we invite constituent communities to inform these pursuits. Our collaborative efforts are supported by 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
- The Technology and Inquiry Laboratory
- The Clinical Simulation Resource Center
- The Esphyr Slobodkina Urquhart Reading Room
Together our centers and laboratories provide a cohesive framework for enabling ENHP students, faculty members, and community partners to engage in collaborative research and scholarship. For example, ITR's Center for Health, Care, and Well-Being serves as an official community partner of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network while the Center for Learning and Professional Education houses the Hartford node of the Urban Research-Based Action Network.
In addition, the ITR provides support for internally and externally-funded projects and co-sponsors popular annual events including ENHP Day and the Connecticut STEM Conference, thereby illustrating the college’s commitment to excellence through relevance.
View ITR Annual Reports here and ITR photos here.
For more information on the Institute for Translational Research, contact Kevin Ball, associate dean for research and community, at 860.768.5806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.