Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

CHIP Admin Team Wins New UConn Spirit Award

March 13, 2015 by  

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  

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  

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 […]

UConn Designated as Federal Health Care Study Center

February 11, 2015 by  

In recognition of the team’s clinical expertise, UConn was recently awarded a 5-year contract to serve as one of 13 Evidence-based Practice Centers supported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The designation is highly competitive and only a select few institutions are given the honor. Some of the other centers currently operating […]

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

January 22, 2015 by  

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  

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  

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  

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.

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