Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Rudd Center Study on Weight Predjudices Cited in New York Magazine

A recent multinational study by UConn’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity suggesting that people are in fact considerably sensitive to weight prejudices – and would like to see increased laws and government policies to protect overweight people in the workplace – was featured in New York Magazine and Hartford Business Journal among other media […]

CHIP PI Finds Incentives Effective for Weight Loss

September 28, 2011 by  
Filed under CHIP Affiliates in the News, CHIP Today

CHIP PI Linda Pescatello is part of a research team that has been featured in UConn Today. Excerpt from the article: UConn researchers are finding that applying the concept of reinforcement can be an effective way to improve efforts to lose weight. “The importance of maintaining a healthy body weight is clear to most, but […]

CHIP PI Discusses Benefits of Low-Carb Living

CHIP PI Jeff Volek, author of two books and numerous articles on low-carb diets, took part in an Orlando Sentinel Health Chat on the topic of low-carb diets. Click Here for the Full Article

CHIP PI Studies Athletic Compression Suits

William Kraemer, a CHIP PI, has been featured in UConn Today. From the article: “To be the best, athletes are always searching for a competitive edge on and off the playing field. A new study by William Kraemer, professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of Education, shows that wearing a full-body compression suit is […]

CHIP Lecture Series in the News

February 3, 2011 by  
Filed under CHIP Affiliates in the News, CHIP Today

A CHIP Lecture Series talk by guest speaker Thomas Baranowski, a pediatrics professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston who discussed video games potential to fight childhood obesity, was covered by two local media outlets. Tom Baranowski, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Member of the Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity group, with […]

Affiliate Kirstie Cope-Farrar in the Hartford Courant

January 6, 2011 by  
Filed under CHIP Affiliates in the News

The benefits of nursing are multitudinous, but the squeamishness is part of what Kirstie Cope-Farrar, UConn associate professor of communication sciences, calls the “whole sack of mixed messages” we tote around when it comes to women’s bodies. “Nobody bats an eye when a 13-year-old sells jeans half-naked,” said Cope-Farrar. “Research tells us unequivocally that breastfeeding […]

Deborah McDonald in UConn Today

November 11, 2010 by  
Filed under CHIP Affiliates in the News

Medical professionals know that one of the most important steps in treating a patient is assessing their symptoms and their pain: doctors and nurses can only treat a patient if they know what needs treating. But assessing someone’s pain is not as simple as asking them what’s wrong: how a question is presented to a […]

CHIP PI Stephanie Milan Among UConn Fulbright Recipients

September 20, 2010 by  
Filed under CHIP Affiliates in the News

CHIP Principal Investigator (PI) Stephanie Milan, an associate professor of clinical psychology, is one of seven UConn faculty membes awarded a Fulbright Scholar award this year. She will spend six months in Kenya, teaching and consulting on course development in the new Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nairobi. Milan also will conduct a collaborative […]

Study Focuses on Whether Robots May Help Children with Autism

August 11, 2010 by  
Filed under CHIP Affiliates in the News

Connecticut Post, August 7, 2010 Ela, a 2-foot-tall robot, seems to have a power over children, including those with autism, that humans lack. When Ela dances, does karate chops or makes simple facial expressions, children pay attention. Many can be coaxed into repeating the movements. Researchers at the University of Connecticut are among a growing number of […]

Robot Speaks the Language of Kids

August 5, 2010 by  
Filed under CHIP Affiliates in the News

UConn Today, August 5, 2010 A robot delivers a karate chop or makes drumming motions and a child imitates the robot, taking delight in a novel playmate. But if a child with autism imitates the robot, much more than that may occur. Two researchers with the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) at the […]

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