Month: November 2013

Film Screening Luncheon to commemorate World AIDS Day – Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Pandemic: Facing AIDS

Please join the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) for a
Film Screening Luncheon to commemorate World AIDS Day

Featured Film — Pandemic: Facing AIDS
A film by Rory Kennedy
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Colloquium Room (1st Floor)
Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention
J. Ray Ryan Building
2006 Hillside Road, Storrs

Complimentary lunch will be provided

Schedule:

  • 11:00 am:   Film Showing – Part I
  • Noon:          Lunch & Intermission
  • 12:30 pm:   Film Showing – Part II

RSVP by November 27th to Elizabeth Acosta at elizabeth.acosta@chip.uconn.edu

Luncheon menu: An assortment of turkey, roast beef, ham & vegetable with hummus wraps will be served

Film Review: Rarely have we seen such unique and personal stories of people living with AIDS than in this highly acclaimed film from award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy. This five-part HBO series goes beyond the statistics to tell five remarkable stories from across the globe, revealing the heartaches and triumphs of real people coping with the stigma and effects of this devastating epidemic. From people like Sergei and Lena (Russia), young parents whose previous drug use has left them HIV-positive, to Alex (Brazil), a 27-year-old gay man who is trying to rebuild his health and get back to living a full and productive life, their stories are both heartbreaking and uplifting, providing a window into a world that so many of us have never fully understood. With an intimacy and sensitivity unparalleled by any other account of the AIDS crisis to date, there is no question that PANDEMIC: FACING AIDS is a “must-see” film for all. – Salon.com

Dr. Randall Jorgensen, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, November 14, 2013

On ThursdayNovember 14, 2013, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, the CHIP lecture series continues with a talk by Randall Jorgensen, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Syracuse University, about “A Bio-psychosocial Synergistic Perspective of Cardiovascular Disease.” This is co-sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology.

The lecture will be in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of Ryan at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  For a map of the area, look at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/.

You can also view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at the following link: https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/e0e1d214a1814e91a9a61d51e630a4341d.

Randall Jorgensen, Ph.D.Born and raised in L.A. County, Professor Jorgensen received his A.B. from UCLA, where he was influenced by such Professors Lovaas, Hewett, and Goodman, providing a foundation ranging from behavioristic to interpersonal, client centered clinical perspectives. While pursuing his doctorate in the APA program at the University of Kansas, Professor Jorgensen’s interests started to encompass research methodology and statistics, personality theory in relation to clinical practice and research, cardiovascular psychophysiology, health psychology and behavioral medicine, all influenced by the guidance of Professors B. Kent Houston, Franklin Shontz, and Beatrice Wright.  A post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral cardiology enhanced his knowledge of stress, life-style factors, and cardiovascular disease.  In collaboration with former SU professor Blair Johnson, Dr. Jorgensen formulated a bio-psychosocial synergistic theoretical perspective of the linkages among personality, biology, and environmental factors related to high blood pressure development. This perspective serves as the foundation of the research of Professor Jorgensen and his graduate students.

Dr. Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, November 7, 2013

On ThursdayNovember 7, 2013, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, the CHIP lecture series features a talk by Mark Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University about “Structural Stigma and the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations.” This is co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology.

The lecture will be in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of Ryan at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  For a map of the area, look at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/.

You can also view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at the following link: https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/59ba5d9e2d9443f791159ceccc1bf93b1d.

Mark Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D.Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Yale University and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia.  Dr. Hatzenbuehler’s research examines how structural forms of stigma increase risk for adverse health outcomes among members of socially disadvantaged populations, with a particular focus on lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. His research has been published in several leading journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Psychological Bulletin, and Pediatrics. Dr. Hatzenbuehler’s research has received multiple awards from the American Public Health Association and the American Psychological Association, and has been widely covered in the media, including television and print interviews, and has been cited in court cases on sexual orientation-related discrimination.  Dr. Hatzenbuehler is currently being funded on a K01 award from NIDA to study social determinants of substance use and other health outcomes among sexual minority youth.