Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s main campus is located at 282 Washington Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

Research Operations & Development

The Research Operations and Development team provides research support services to team members interested in research within Connecticut Children’s, including educational and mentorship opportunities for young investigators, medical students, residents, and fellows. The department offers guidance in study development, design, methods, data collection and, database construction.

The Research Operation and Development team supports both grant funded and investigator-initiated studies. We collaborate with entities throughout the Research Institute, including Clinical Trials, Office for Sponsored Programs, and HRPP, to provide regulatory support (IRB, MTA, DUA), study start-up to study close out, study logistics, database builds (REDCap, Excel), and database management.

Key individuals to reach out to with any questions/concerns:

Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH
Director
Assoc. Prof, Pediatrics & Public Health
UConn School of Medicine Administrative
Glapidu@connecticutchildrens.org

Rosa Rodrigues
Project Coordinator
Rsrodrigues@connecticutchildrens.org

Danielle Chenard, MPH
Research Program Manager
dchenard@connecticutchildrens.org

UConn GIS Health Lab at Connecticut Children’s

The Research Operation and Development team is also home to the UConn GIS Health Lab at Connecticut Children’s. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are powerful tools to enhance our understanding of disease etiology, injury epidemiology, and health promotion. GIS analysis allows visualization, management, and reporting of thematic data (e.g., demographic, epidemic, socioeconomic, environmental, and clinical data) under different geographic contexts. As many health-related conditions have a strong geographic component, spatial analysis using GIS and other geospatial technologies can be employed to identify their spatial patterns and associations with the built environment. For more information contact Garry Lapidus glapidu@connecticutchildrens.org

The following are the services that the team can provide:

  • Research Protocol Development
  • Research Team Support
  • Study Start-up
  • Data Collection & Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Abstract & Manuscript Submission
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