Month: April 2014

Thursday 4/24: CHIP Lecture by John Mangano, comScore

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

 

“Pixels, Patients and Prevention – How Patients Use The Internet to Manage Their Health”

 

John Mangano, MBA

comScore

Thursday, April 24, 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/aa7acbd64bcd45d98df2322f10a5980d1d. Live webcast viewers may submit questions in real time; simple instructions are posted at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/qaforum-instructions/.

About the Speaker

John Mangano, MBA

John Mangano (MBA, BS) is Vice President at comScore where he leads comScore’s Health, Retail and Travel practices.  Through viewing the online activity of over 1 million Americans, his team provides deep insight into how patients, health care providers, travelers and shoppers use and interact with the internet and how that activity ultimately turns into offline activity.

John is well-known as an expert on internet behavior and has spoken at many industrial events including ePharma, DTC National and Digital Pharma East.  He has been cited in countless international publications and testified at the FDA internet marketing hearings in November 2009.

He has been at the forefront of the internet, being one of the original 20 people to launch the wireless internet at AT&T Wireless in 2001 and launched an online music store in 1995.

He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of Florida.

Please follow this link to view John’s profile on LinkedIn.

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.

Thursday 4/10: CHIP Lecture by Dr. Tim Bickmore, PhD, Northeastern University

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

“Automated Health Counselors for Underserved Populations”

Tim Bickmore, PhD – Northeastern University

Thursday, April 10, 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/4ca49981aa7d4519973f2e649cdb4c1e1d.

 

About the Speaker

Tim Bickmore, PhDDr. Bickmore is an Associate Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University.  The focus of his research is on the development and evaluation of computer agents that emulate face-to-face interactions between health providers and patients for use in health education and long-term health behavior change interventions, with a particular focus on the emotional and relational aspects of these interactions.  Prior to Northeastern, he spent two years as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.  Dr. Bickmore received his Ph.D. from MIT, doing his dissertation work in the Media Lab studying emotional interactions between people and animated computer characters.

 

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.

Thursday 4/17: CHIP Lecture by Suzanne Mitchell, Boston University School of Medicine

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

 

“Women in Control: Virtual World Diabetes Self Management

Education for African American Women with DM”

 

Suzanne E. Mitchell, MD, MS

Boston University School of Medicine

Thursday, April 17, 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/868d9baa202f4d74aad2f5c5c55f8fa21d. Live webcast viewers may submit questions in real time; simple instructions are posted at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/qaforum-instructions/.

Lunch Selections from Le Petit Marché Café

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP with their selection by Monday, April 14th, at 11am sharp.  To RSVP, email lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu and indicate option 1, 2, 3, or 4:

**  Sandwiches are made as described and cannot be adjusted.  Gluten-free bread is available.  **

  1. Fig Fête (goat cheese, fig jam, and thinly-sliced prosciutto on sour dough baguette)
  2. Le Parisien (roasted seasonal vegetables, sweet peppadew peppers, and feta cheese on 3-cheese baguette with a white bean and garlic puree)
  3. La Tour Eiffel  (piled-high roast beef, smeared horseradish crèmé, thinly-sliced red onion, tomato, and Swiss cheese on marble rye baguette)
  4. l’américain (grilled chicken breast, avocado, bacon, tomato, Swiss cheese, and herb aioli on a jalapeno cheese baguette)

About the Speaker

Suzanne E. Mitchell, MD, MSDr. Mitchell is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine,  a family physician and palliative medicine provider.  She received her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Masters of Science in Clinical Research from UCLA.  Dr. Mitchell completed family medicine residency training at the White Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program in Los Angeles CA where she continued her work and research in cross cultural communication and cultural competency until 2006 when she relocated to Boston, MA.  She completed the Boston University academic fellowship and is currently a federally funded clinical researcher studying the impact of patient-doctor communication on health disparities, health service utilization, end of life experiences and shared decision making behavior.  Dr. Mitchell also has a special interest in the use of novel health technology to support patient engagement and enhance patient safety and shared decision making, with peer reviewed papers on the use of virtual reality and artificial intelligence agents for medical professional and patient education. She is an active member of the teaching faculty at the Boston University School of Medicine and continues to practice inpatient and palliative care in the Boston area.

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.

CHIP Graduate Student Affiliate David Finitsis Featured in UConn Today

David FinitsisCHIP Graduate Student Affiliate David Finitsis was featured in a story in UConn Today on March 12, 2014, titled, “The Health Benefits of Texting.” Together with his co-authors, psychology professor (and CHIP PI) Blair T. Johnson and Jennifer Pellowski, a graduate student in social psychology, Finitsis conducted a meta-analysis of eight randomized controlled trials that examined the effects of texting between health care providers and patients using antiretroviral drug therapy for the control of HIV/AIDS.

An excerpt from the piece:

What Finitsis and his colleagues discovered in their analysis was that the use of text messaging between health care providers and their patients living with HIV/AIDS significantly improved adherence to drug regimens. An additional finding was that patients participating in the texting trials had significantly decreased viral load when compared to control groups consisting of individuals who were receiving standard care. This means they are less likely to infect others, providing that normal precautions, such as the use of condoms during sex, are followed.

Finitsis says the technology enables communication via cell phones wherever there are cell towers, including the United States, Europe, and even developing countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, where the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been particularly severe.

Dr. Lisa Aspinwall, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, April 3, 2014

Please join us for the first lecture in the new CHIP Lecture Series on Genomics and Health Behavior!

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“Genetic Testing and Proactive Management of Familial Melanoma Risk”

 
Lisa Aspinwall, PhD
University of Utah
Thursday, April 3, 2014
12:30 – 1:30pm

Locations: Storrs and UCHC

  • STORRS: The lecture will take place on the Storrs campus in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road. For directions and maps, see http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/. Accessibility: elevator available in building lobby on ground floor. Lunch available to attendees with RSVP (see below).
  • UCHC: Live, interactive videoconference in Cell and Genomic Science Building, Executive Conference Room R1202. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches.  

 

Web Stream

If you are unable to make it to either the Storrs or UCHC locations listed above, you can view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/4c9ab614166b4d88bdc5e100957947411d (the link will become active shortly before the lecture begins). Live webcast viewers may submit questions in real time; simple instructions are posted at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/qaforum-instructions/.

 

About the Speaker

Lisa G Aspinwall, Ph.D.Lisa G Aspinwall, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah and a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.  A social psychologist, her research program examines self-regulatory processes and future-oriented thinking as people seek to anticipate, prevent, understand, and manage important negative outcomes, especially in the domain of health.  With the advent of predictive genetic testing, the technology exits to provide people with personalized information about their own future health problems, but little is known about how people think about and use such information to reduce future health risks.  As researchers untangle complex interplays of genetic vulnerability, personal behavior, and environmental exposure in the development of cancer, it will become increasingly important to study how people understand and manage the part of their cancer risk that can be controlled.  Aspinwall currently directs an ongoing NCI-funded study of Utah CDKN2A/p16 – mutation positive pedigrees to examine how physicians and genetic counselors might best communicate genetic risk information to high-risk patients with the goal of promoting both prevention and early detection of melanoma.

 

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.