Thursday, August 21st, 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 Today

CHIP Researchers at Forefront of HIV Communication Research

CHIP Researchers at Forefront of HIV Communication Research

By Beth Krane An interdisciplinary research team from UConn’s Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) played a significant role in a special issue of the Journal... 

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CHIP Principal Investigators in the Spotlight

CHIP PI Linda Pescatello was featured in a Hartford Courant article, titled, “Do Our Genes Influence How We Respond To Exercise?” on August 1st, along with CHIP Affiliate... 

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Winners of UCHC-UConn Storrs Seed Grant Funding in Cancer Control 2014

New funds for pilot work on cardiovascular health and breast cancer survivors, pharmacists’ promotion of colorectal cancer screening, and yoga for pediatric cancer patients and parents. In... 

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Save the Date: CHIP Annual Meeting on September 11, 2014

Save the Date: CHIP Annual Meeting on September 11, 2014

The CHIP Annual Meeting will take place on September 11, 2014, from 11am-12:30pm, immediately followed by a barbeque lunch. RSVP requested by September 3rd.  Read More →

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CHIP’s FY2014 Annual Report is Now Online

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