Institute for Translational Research
The Institute for Translational Research was chartered by the University in 2010 and serves as a college-wide umbrella for collaborative research activities by ENHP faculty and students as well as their community partners. The institute promotes academic excellence through relevant, community-engaging research and scholarship. Our initiatives "translate" scientific results into relevant outcomes for community and the professions.
We aim to:
- Promote scholarship of engagement and application in community, for community
- Foster internal and external funding through effective grants administration
- Support faculty development and intellectual contributions to the professions
The Institute for Translational Research supports four distinctive yet integrated content centers:
The Clinical Sciences Innovation Initiative supports interdisciplinary research and enriches undergraduate and graduate student experiences by establishing a collaborative environment between the clinical and engineering disciplines that lead to innovation in health-related fields.
The Initiative for Civic Design and Public Work is being incubated in the Center for Leadership in Education and Health through an initial partnership among the URBAN Hartford Node of the URBAN Research Network, Knowledge Designs to Change, and the Parent Inquiry Initiative (Parentii), a parent-to-parent democracy learning partnership with the Kettering Foundation and the University of Hartford’s Institute for Translational Research.
As we co-construct this initiative, our intention is to increase civic possibility and success by serving as a creative space for: groups of residents to understand their civic influence; neighbors to develop their capacity for civic living and public work; emerging leaders and professionals to deepen their understanding of civic change and impact; issue networks to deepen both learning and practice; and for the intergenerational transfer of civic experience and know-how.