Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

WelcomeToCHIP

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.

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Obesity

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Autism

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Global Health

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

WelcomeToCHIP

Welcome to CHIP

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slider-img_OBESITY

Obesity

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slider-img_CANCER

Cancer

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slider-img_AIDS

HIV/AIDS

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slider-img_ALCOHOL

Alcohol and Substance Use

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slider-img_AUTISM

Autism

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slider-img_CAAM

Complementary & Alternative Approaches to Medicine

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slider-img_DIABETES

Diabetes

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slider-img_DandI

Dissemination and Implementation Science

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slider-img_EXERCISE

Exercise Science

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Global Health

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Health Disparities

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Sexual Risk Behavior / Reproductive Health

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Treatment Adherence and Retention in Care

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CHIP Today

CHIP Affiliate’s Research Works Toward Personalized Medicine

CHIP Affiliate’s Research Works Toward Personalized Medicine

Tania Huedo-Medina, an assistant professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, hopes her research will allow medical experts to tailor prevention efforts and treatments to... 

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Letter from the Director

Letter from the Director

CHIP Director Jeff Fisher This spring, CHIP continued to play a pivotal role in fostering new interdisciplinary research collaborations for the University in the areas of health behavior... 

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CHIP Awards New Joint Seed Grants with UConn Health Psychiatry, CCMC

CHIP Awards New Joint Seed Grants with UConn Health Psychiatry, CCMC

“People have their phones with them all the time, and we believe that their phones can be used to help them manage their own depression,” said CHIP Associate Director Deborah... 

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CHIP PI Has Been Elected to The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

CHIP PI Has Been Elected to The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology Linda Pescatello recently was welcomed into a select group of the state’s top scientists. Board of Trustees Distinguished... 

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Relax. Your Aging Brain Is Just Behaving Normally

Relax. Your Aging Brain Is Just Behaving Normally

CHIP PI and Professor of Communication Leslie Snyder recently served on an Institute of Medicine committee that issued recommendations to slow cognitive aging, the normal process by... 

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Improving Medication Safety and Effectiveness in Connecticut

Improving Medication Safety and Effectiveness in Connecticut

CHIP PI and Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Thomas Buckley If listed in mortality statistics, medication adverse events would be the fourth leading cause of death... 

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