Month: February 2014

Dr. Sarit Golub, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, March 6, 2014

Please join us for the next event in the Spring 2014 CHIP Lecture Series!

“Rethinking Risk: Psychological Perspectives on Biomedical HIV Prevention”

Sarit Golub, PhD – Hunter College

Thursday, March 6, 2014

12:30 – 1:30pm

Location

The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/. Accessibility: elevator available in building lobby on ground floor.

 

Web Stream

You can view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/01c512c4eea44e22a6bcdd47a07a9bb41d. The link will become active shortly before the lecture begins.

 

About the Speaker

Sarit Golub, PhDDr. Golub is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Hunter, and is the Chair/Area Head of the Basic and Applied Social Psychology doctoral program at the CUNY Graduate Center.  She received her MPH from Columbia University and her PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard.  Dr. Golub directs the Hunter AIDS Research Team (HART), and is Principal Investigator of three NIH-funded research studies, including a PrEP messaging project (R01MH095565) and the first PrEP demonstration project in New York City (R01AA022067).  Her current research projects include: a) investigating  the implementation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programs, policies, and messaging;  b) integrating interdisciplinary approaches to  risk perception and decision-making; and c) investigating the ways in which internal conflict (e.g. between competing desires, between personal values and perceived social norms) impacts risk behavior.  Dr. Golub work applies findings across disciplines (including social psychology, neuropsychology, behavioral economics and decision sciences) to inform new approaches to HIV prevention and care.  She currently collaborates with community-based organizations throughout NYC to ensure the translation of study findings into programs and policies for vulnerable populations.

 

About the CHIP Lecture Series

The CHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at CHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The CHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/spring-2014-schedule/. If you have any questions about the CHIP Lecture Series, please contact lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.

Dr. Valerie Duffy, PhD, RD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, February 27, 2014

Please join us for the next event in the Spring 2014 CHIP Lecture Series!

“Can we assess health behaviors by simply asking liking/disliking? Evidence from dietary-based studies”

Valerie Duffy, PhD, RD, University of Connecticut

Thursday, February 27, 2014

12:30 – 1:30pm

Special Objective: Possible NIH Proposal

A special objective of Dr. Duffy’s lecture is to generate and assess interest in an interdisciplinary collaboration for submission to a funding opportunity issued by a number of NIH institutes: “Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment” [PAR-12-198 (R01) and PAR-12-197 (R21)]. The question of interest is whether a Liking Survey can improve assessment of health behaviors, including diet and physical activity, for association and intervention studies. All interested researchers are encouraged to attend or view the web stream, and to contact Dr. Duffy at Valerie.Duffy@uconn.edu.

Location

The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/. Accessibility: elevator available in building lobby on ground floor.

Web Stream

You can view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/dec994c916ac4849a16ced82a2d6e8531d. The link will become active shortly before the lecture begins.

About the Speaker

Valerie Duffy, PhD, RDValerie B. Duffy (PhD, RD) and her team have two complimentary research interests. First, we attempt to understand variation in chemosensory perception in humans and how this variation influences food flavor, food preference and food intake. Our ultimate goal is to understand how chemosensory variation influences our ability to follow a healthy diet for the prevention of chronic disease and obesity. Second, we collaborate with community agencies across the state to promote healthy diets and healthy weights of children and their, particularly those of economic disadvantage. Through involvement of undergraduate and graduate student research, we are investigating the effectiveness of community-based interventions to improve vegetable intake and level of physical activity of children. Dr. Duffy and her students have numerous publications and presentations at national and international meetings. She has received several awards for excellence in teaching, research and service. Students who have trained with Dr. Duffy are advancing nutrition and health through research, practice or public health leadership.

About the CHIP Lecture Series

The CHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at CHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The CHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/spring-2014-schedule/. If you have any questions about the CHIP Lecture Series, please contact lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.

Dr. Linda Cameron, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, February 20, 2014

Please join us for the next event in the Spring 2014 CHIP Lecture Series!

“The Self-Regulation of Health and Illness Behavior: Implications for Cancer Control”

Linda Cameron – University of California, Merced

Thursday, February 20, 2014

12:30 – 1:30pm

Location

The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/.

 

Web Stream

You can view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/8818cdf3181e474bb3d96959fc8039bf1d. The link will become active shortly before the lecture begins.

 

About the Speaker

Linda CameronLinda Cameron is Professor of Psychological Sciences at University of California, Merced. Her research focuses on developing health communications and psychosocial interventions for individuals who have or are at risk for cancer and other illnesses. This research takes a self-regulation perspective by evaluating the cognitive and emotional processes influencing health behaviors and illness experiences. She focuses on both theoretical and applied aspects of issues to address the parallel goals of developing theoretically-based interventions and refining psychological theory. Her research has included the development and evaluation of psychosocial support programs for women with breast cancer and exercise programs as aids for smoking cessation. Another line of research explores the conceptual and imagery contents of mental representations of illnesses. These findings inform the use of images in health communications, and they have been applied in several projects on graphic warning labels for tobacco products and communications about genetic testing for cancer risk.

Dr. Cameron’s professional activities have included roles as Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education at University of California, Merced; Associate Dean of Science and Director of the Graduate Health Psychology Programs at The University of Auckland, New Zealand; President and Executive Committee Member for the Australasian Society for Behavioral Health and Medicine; Associate Editor for Journal of Behavioral Medicine, British Journal of Health Psychology, and Health Psychology Review; Member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research; and Fellow of the U.S. Society of Behavioral Medicine. She is also a member of the Cognitive, Affective, and Social Processes in Health Research Group (CASPHR), an NCI initiative for promoting social and health psychology research within the areas of cancer prevention and control.

 

Co-Sponsors

Dr. Cameron’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Department of Kinesiology

 

About the CHIP Lecture Series

The CHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at CHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The CHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/spring-2014-schedule/. If you have any questions about the CHIP Lecture Series, please contact lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.