Friday, January 30th, 2015

Public Policy Must Address Obesity, and Local Governments are Taking the Lead

January 22, 2015 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

Current rates of obesity and poor diet in the United States cannot be sustained. A recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute examined the economic costs of obesity and concluded that obesity rates have reached “crisis proportions.” Two-thirds of adults and one out of every three children under age 18 are overweight, triple the rate […]

From Resolution to Ritual: Why People Start and Stick With Yoga

January 13, 2015 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

A pioneering study by CHIP Principal Investigator Crystal Park has shed new light on why people start practicing yoga, and what makes them likely to stick with it over the long haul. The results suggest that it’s less about fitness, and more about faith.

From the Director: Looking Forward to a Productive New Semester

December 29, 2014 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

The fall semester was an exciting, eventful time at CHIP. In September, the University announced the nationally renowned Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity is moving from Yale University to UConn, where it will become a center-within-a-center at CHIP. The alignment between UConn and Rudd provides a new platform for researchers to elevate their […]

New CHIP Grant Will Examine “Racism as Carcinogen”

December 16, 2014 by  
Filed under CHIP Today, News

Building on nearly two decades of research, Rick Gibbons’ and Meg Gerrrard’s new grant examines African Americans’ health behaviors, increased health risks, and their resilience in the face of racism.

Tipping the Scales on Obesity

December 11, 2014 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that one in three children in the United States are obese or overweight, to the detriment of their health and well-being in both the short and the long-term. In January, UConn experts on obesity, nutrition, public policy, psychology, agriculture, and economics will be joined by […]

Gaming Safer Sex

December 6, 2014 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

UConn interactive digital media expert John Christensen has brought to life a virtual world with artificially intelligent characters so realistic, engaging, and compassionate, they have accomplished something that, to date, in-person health behavior-change interventions have not.

World AIDS Day, December 1st: “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation

December 1, 2014 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

Monday, December 1st is World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation”. Many of CHIP’s researchers have dedicated their careers to improving the lives of those with HIV/AIDS and preventing its spread. Our researchers have engaged in AIDS research across the world, including in in Sub-Saharan Africa, which has the […]

CHIP Lecture: Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH “Aging with HIV: Lessons of the AIDS Generation”

December 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Announcements, CHIP Today

Small Cash Rewards Pay Off in Weight Loss Plans

November 19, 2014 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

People who received small cash bonuses for their degree of participation in an Internet weight loss program shed more pounds than those who were not offered bonuses and they kept much of the weight off, according to a new study out of the University of Connecticut. The findings, published this month in Obesity, could help […]

Food Insecurity Emerging as Rudd Center Focus

November 12, 2014 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

Sharing seasonal dishes and family favorites is a tradition for many during the holiday season. Yet the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day highlight a dichotomy between the haves and have-nots that is the focus of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and its director, Marlene B. Schwartz.

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