Friday, September 19th, 2014

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity Moves to UConn as Center Within CHIP

September 12, 2014 by  

For Immediate Release: Sept. 12, 2014 EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut’s flagship public university today announced a new partnership with the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, a nationally recognized nonprofit research center dedicated to informing policy decisions surrounding obesity prevention. Officials from the University of Connecticut and the Rudd Center discussed the center’s […]

A Community-Based Approach to Preventing Obesity

September 12, 2014 by  

By Beth Krane Obesity prevention efforts increasingly are targeting young children, but few researchers are bringing interventions to childcare settings. Professor Kim Gans, who joined UConn’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) in late August, is one of only two researchers nationwide bringing such interventions […]

Using Behavioral Economics and Social Gaming to Promote Weight Loss and Maintenance

September 11, 2014 by  

By Beth Krane Behavioral economists know why consumers always want to buy the next iPhone upgrade: the novelty factor. “A lot of consumer behavior is studied and applied to advertising and marketing of products, but the same principles are not commonly applied to health behavior change and definitely not to obesity,” said Associate Professor of […]

Thursday 9/18: CHIP Lecture by Stephen Schensul, PhD, UConn

September 10, 2014 by  

“Multilevel Approaches to HIV/STI Prevention among Married Women in a Low Income Community in Mumbai, India”

From the Director: Welcome back to exciting developments at CHIP

September 3, 2014 by  

September 3, 2014 A special message from CHIP’s Director, Jeff Fisher: CHIP is anticipating an exciting and fulfilling academic year. We recently surpassed $100 million in external grants since our founding in 2002, and we now have over 250 faculty research affiliates from every school and college at UConn and from over 50 other institutions. […]

Thursday 9/11: CHIP Annual Meeting

August 27, 2014 by  

Presentation: Master Slides (PowerPoint) The CHIP Annual Meeting will take place on September 11, 2014, from 11am-12:30pm, immediately followed by a barbeque lunch. RSVP requested by September 3rd.

Social Stigma Hinders HIV Interventions for African Americans

August 27, 2014 by  

By Beth Krane The level of esteem that Whites hold toward African Americans is linked to the impact of behavioral HIV interventions for African Americans, according to a recent study co-authored by CHIP Principal Investigator (PI) Blair T. Johnson. While previous research has shown that people who perceive more bias experience poorer mental and physical […]

Tuesday 9/9: CHIP Statistics Seminar by Ofer Harel, PhD, UConn

August 26, 2014 by  

“How to Complete the Incomplete: A statistical antidote for incomplete data sets”

Thursday 9/4: CHIP Lecture by Audrey Chapman, PhD, UConn

August 25, 2014 by  

“Core Health Obligations from the Perspectives of Human Rights and Public Health”

CHIP PI Deborah Fein Featured in New York Times Magazine

August 21, 2014 by  

CHIP Principal Investigator and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Psychology Deborah Fein was featured prominently in an in-depth piece in the New York Times Magazine for her work on autism with CHIP Affiliate Inge-Marie Eigsti and others in the Department of Psychology. The piece was entitled,”The Kids Who Beat Autism,” and is excerpted below: In the last […]

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