Monday, December 22nd, 2014

New CHIP Grant Will Examine “Racism as Carcinogen”

December 16, 2014 by  

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  

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  

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  

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  

Small Cash Rewards Pay Off in Weight Loss Plans

November 19, 2014 by  

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  

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.

Blending Faith and Science to Combat Obesity

October 29, 2014 by  

Science and religion may seem like uneasy partners at times, but when it comes to promoting healthy lifestyles, one UConn Health researcher has shown they can be an effective combination. Judith Fifield, professor of family medicine and director of the Ethel Donaghue Center for Translating Research into Practice and Policy (TRIPP), has been examining ways […]

Mental Health and Health Behavior Networking Luncheon

October 24, 2014 by  

This year, CHIP has worked alongside the Psychiatry Department at UConn Health to fund a Seed Grant in Mental Health and Health Behavior Research. This Seed Grant aims to foster collaboration between researchers in Mental Health and Health Behavior at CHIP and the Department of Psychiatry at UConn Health. One Seed Grant of up to […]

Doctors Must Examine Own Weight Bias Before Treating Patients, Researcher Says

October 22, 2014 by  

In the war on obesity, the medical profession is needed on the front lines. Yet there is mounting concern that some practitioners harbor a negative weight bias. Research has found that some obese patients are reluctant to seek medical attention because of feeling judged or disrespected about their weight, says Rebecca Puhl, deputy director and […]

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