"It has been wonderful to have the opportunity to do something to innovative and also meaningful. The inagural CHHS Kickbox program has helped to continue to spark my creativity and therefore encouraging others to think outside the box.... The opportunity was the highlight of my year. I feel very fortunate that I am able to keep it going." - Stacey Kolomer, Director of School of Social Work

Support Initiatives and Events

Upcoming Events, Trainings, and Workshops

Events are routinely sponsored by CHHS Research and Innovation to cultivate interprofessional collaboration opportunities, celebrate scholarly research and innovation efforts, and to learn more about our services. 

In addition, trainings and workshops are offered regularly to CHHS faculty and staff on a variety of research-related topics. Examples of trainings have included grant writing, budget development, and how to write successful publications.

To propose a training or workshop event, please contact us at

Upcoming Events

AI & Health Seminar Series - Applying AI to healthcare: From patient-level care to population health
Monday, November 04, 2019
10:00-11:15 a.m.
UNCW Lumina Theater 
Dr. Mohd Anwar, associate professor in computer science at N.C. A&T State University and Dr. Karl Ricanek, professor in the UNC Wilmington computer science department and director of the I3S Institute will discuss the implications of big data for health care and the increased popularity of population health as an area of study. Data can be used to predict, diagnose, treatment and prevent disease conditions across diverse patients.

This event is part of UNCW’s year-long interdisciplinary lecture series focused on “Artificial Intelligence in Health” geared toward spotlighting experts from within and outside the university.

Dr. Anwar's research focuses on Cybersecurity, Health, Social Computing, Human Factors, Machine Learning, and Cognitive Psychology. Dr. Ricanek focuses his research on Machine Learning and A.I., Biometrics, Facial Analytics, Face Attributes, Face Recognition, Hardware Assurance, Computer Vision, and Machine Vision.

Please register using the link if you plan to attend:

Meet and greet the CHHS stats consultants/Q&A with coffee and donuts
Friday, December 6, 2019
10:00-11:00 a.m.
McNeill Hall, 3084
One of our most popular services is having statistical consultants on hand to provide consultation and support for research design, methodology, and data analysis. Our consultants, Rachel Kantor and Ryan Page, speak SPSS and would like to meet you. Bring your winning personality and questions about design and statistics to this informal event hosted by the CHHS Research and Innovation Team! Please RSVP by emailing Ms. Kristi Dorsey at

Coffee Hour: Tobacco, vaping, and e-cigarettes
Friday, December 13, 2019
10:00-11:00 a.m.
McNeill Hall, 3084
Join us to foster collaborations and support research projects aimed to prevent and treat tobacco use. To learn more about our Coffee Hour events, please click here.

Upcoming Trainings/Workshops

Generate your NIH Biosketch from Activity Insight/Digital Measures
Friday, November 8, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McNeill Hall, 3084
Presented by Robert Bucciere, CHHS Program and Technical Data Support Specialist. Please remember to bring your laptop to this hands-on training. RSVP by emailing Mr. Bucciere at

Previous Events, Trainings, and Workshops

  • Medicine in 2020: Artifical Intelligence and Healthcare. To view, please click here.
  • Forming interprofessional Teams & Writing Circles. To view, please click here. 
  • Grants Budget Basics Workshop. To view, please click here. 
  • Grant Budget Basics Workshops: Strategies for Seeking Extramural Funding. To view, please click here. 
  • Grant Writing Fundamentals & Grant Writing Tips. To view, please click here.
  • IRB Workshop. To view, please click here. 
  • SON Publishing Strategies. To view, please click here. 
  • Understanding Budgeting and Purchasing for Grants. To view, please click here.