Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Letter from the Director

June 18, 2015 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

This spring, CHIP continued to play a pivotal role in fostering new interdisciplinary research collaborations for the University in the areas of health behavior and behavior change. A second high-profile research enterprise became a center within CHIP. UConn HOPES, an interdisciplinary research collaborative involving many CHIP principal investigators and affiliates, recently received a five-year federal […]

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

June 18, 2015 by  
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Could a Smartphone app help patients being treated for depression stick with their medications and make it to their appointments? Is chronic pain causing overweight children to drop out of obesity treatment programs? If you teach parents to cope better with their child’s chronic pain, will both the parents and their child be more engaged […]

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

June 4, 2015 by  
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UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology Linda Pescatello recently was welcomed into a select group of the state’s top scientists. Pescatello, a CHIP principal investigator (PI), is among five UConn faculty members and 23 individuals statewide to be elected to The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering this year. The new members were […]

Relax. Your Aging Brain Is Just Behaving Normally

May 15, 2015 by  
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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 which the human brain changes with age.

Improving Medication Safety and Effectiveness in Connecticut

April 30, 2015 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

If listed in mortality statistics, medication adverse events would be the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Institute of Medicine. Thomas Buckley, an associate clinical professor of pharmacy practice at UConn, is working to prevent medication misuse and to optimize patient treatment in Connecticut by training and certifying community […]

CHIP Publishes 5 Year Review

April 8, 2015 by  
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Dr. Jeffrey Fisher, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention is pleased to announce the CHIP’s 5 Year review is now available download. Please click on the following link:   Click here to download it now!

Is Recovery from Autism Possible?

April 7, 2015 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

Research by CHIP Principal Investigator Deborah Fein suggests that some children with autism can overcome the symptoms over time and with intense therapy.

CHIP Admin Team Wins New UConn Spirit Award

March 13, 2015 by  
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UConn President Susan Herbst recognized the CHIP Administrative Team Wednesday, March 4th with a UConn Spirit Award, presented at a ceremony and reception in the Student Union ballroom. The University created the UConn Spirit Awards, a new employee recognition program, to celebrate individuals and teams who consistently exceed expectations and make positive contributions to the […]

New York Times Reports CHIP PI’s New Study

March 13, 2015 by  
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The New York Times reported the most recent findings of CHIP Principal Investigator (PI) Marlene Schwartz, the director of UConn’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Schwartz’s study found that children are eating more fruit with their school lunches and throwing away less of their entrees, including vegetables, since new U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Magazine Names CHIP Affiliate’s New Book a Must-Read

March 12, 2015 by  
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CHIP Affiliate Merrill Singer is a medical anthropologist who has spent decades studying drug users in the United States and around the world. In his latest book, The Social Value of Drug Addicts: Uses for the Useless, Singer and J. Bryan Page, a University of Miami colleague of Singer’s for more than 20 years, bring […]

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