Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Welcome to CHIP

Welcome to CHIP

CHIP is a university research center dedicated to the study of health behavior and health behavior change. CHIP researchers design, implement and evaluate theory-based, but highly practical interventions to change unhealthy behaviors in at risk populations.

Obesity

Obesity

CHIP obesity research seeks to understand and change the individual, social, and environmental factors contributing to our nation’s obesity epidemic.

Cancer

Cancer

CHIP cancer research focuses on cancer prevention, risk behavior, and survivorship – such as evaluating the effectiveness of new graphic cigarette warning labels to discourage tobacco use.

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

CHIP’s historic roots are in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment research, with a special focus on HIV risk behavior and an increasingly international scope.

Alcohol and Substance Use

Alcohol and Substance Use

CHIP researchers design alcohol and substance use interventions for at-risk populations, from youth to newly-released prisoners transitioning back into the community.

Autism

Autism

CHIP kinesiology and psychology researchers are using robots to help children with autism improve social, communication and gross motor skills.

Complementary & Alternative Approaches to Medicine

Complementary & Alternative Approaches to Medicine

CHIP researchers are developing a translational tool for studying yoga interventions, and exploring the linkage between religiousness/spirituality and physical health.

Diabetes

Diabetes

CHIP diabetes research includes the translation of a lifestyle intervention for overweight adults with Type 2 Diabetes, and the development of a diabetes self-care intervention.

Dissemination and Implementation Science

Dissemination and Implementation Science

CHIP offers many resources for Dissemination and Implementation, addressesing the gap between research and practice for evidence-based health promotion interventions and disease prevention innovations.

Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Linda Pescatello (pictured above) and other CHIP researchers from UConn’s top-ranked Kinesiology Department study a broad range of topics including exercise genomics and exercise interventions.

Global Health

Global Health

Researchers at CHIP design, implement, evaluate, and disseminate health behavior change interventions for at-risk populations around the world.

Health Disparities

Health Disparities

CHIP health disparities research examines the cultural contexts of disparities in areas such as reproductive health and weight/obesity among adolescent girls, and disparities in HPV vaccine completion.

Sexual Risk Behavior / Reproductive Health

Sexual Risk Behavior / Reproductive Health

Virtual Reality (VR) technology is just one method CHIP researchers like John Christensen (pictured above) are using to study sexual behavior and its related health consequences.

Treatment Adherence and Retention in Care

Treatment Adherence and Retention in Care

CHIP’s work in treatment adherence and retention in care targets a variety of at-risk populations including men who have sex with men, people with poor literacy skills, and recently released prisoners.

Welcome to CHIP

Welcome to CHIP

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Obesity

Obesity

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Cancer

Cancer

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HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

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Alcohol and Substance Use

Alcohol and Substance Use

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Autism

Autism

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Complementary & Alternative Approaches to Medicine

Complementary & Alternative Approaches to Medicine

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Diabetes

Diabetes

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Dissemination and Implementation Science

Dissemination and Implementation Science

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Exercise Science

Exercise Science

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Global Health

Global Health

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Health Disparities

Health Disparities

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Sexual Risk Behavior / Reproductive Health

Sexual Risk Behavior / Reproductive Health

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Treatment Adherence and Retention in Care

Treatment Adherence and Retention in Care

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CHIP Affiliates in the News

Thursday 4/24: CHIP Lecture by John Mangano, comScore

Thursday 4/24: CHIP Lecture by John Mangano, comScore

Please join us for the next event in the Spring 2014 CHIP Lecture Series!   “Pixels, Patients and Prevention – How Patients Use The Internet to Manage Their Health”   John... 

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Monday 4/28: Thinking Big about Obesity: Building Team Science Initiatives at UConn and UConn Health

Register now! A free, full-day workshop on transdisciplinary obesity research, facilitated by three leading scientific experts from the NIH. Associated grant funding available.  Read More →

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Tuesday 4/29: Breaking Down Silos and Constructing Highly Effective, Competitive Transdisciplinary Research Teams

Register now! Faculty, researchers, and administrators from across UConn are invited to this presentation on developing and implementing trandisciplinary team science research initiatives.  Read More →

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Thursday 5/1: Lecture and Workshop on Genetic Links to Personal Health and Fitness

Thursday 5/1: Lecture and Workshop on Genetic Links to Personal Health and Fitness

Dr. Linda Pescatello will speak as part of the CHIP Lecture Series on Genomics & Health Behavior, then lead a brainstorming workshop with panelists from UConn and JAX Genomic Medicine.  Read More →

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Tuesday 5/6: Special Presentation by Tim Hunter on “Unique Collaborations: Digital Media and Health”

Tuesday 5/6: Special Presentation by Tim Hunter on “Unique Collaborations: Digital Media and Health”

Tim Hunter will be presenting on the resources and expertise that the Digital Media Center is able to provide as well as possible research opportunities in private industry.  Read More →

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Thu-Fri, 6/19-6/20: CHIP Grantsmanship Training Workshop for Health Behavior Researchers

Learn the steps in developing a strong grant proposal in health behavior from NIH representatives and senior level UConn researchers. Attendees can apply for a year-long mentorship!  Read More →

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