Month: January 2016

InCHIP PI C. Michael White in Fox 61 Ask the Pharmacist Segment

InCHIP PI C. Michael White
InCHIP PI C. Michael White

C. Michael White, InCHIP PI, Co-Director of UConn Hopes within the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), and Professor and Department Head of Pharmacy Practice, discusses the rising use of heroin in Connecticut, why heroin is gaining popularity, and what folks can do for those using the drug in this installment of Ask the Pharmacist on Fox61.

InCHIP Affiliate Craig Coleman Interviewed by MD Magazine

InCHIP PI Craig Coleman
InCHIP PI Craig Coleman

Craig Coleman, InCHIP Affiliate, Co-Director of UConn Hopes within InCHIP and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, discussed with MD Magazine a study looking at some of the more popular anticoagulants on the market and how effective they are when patients follow the recommended dosage, and also what it can mean when the prescription is not followed. He recently presented the study at the American Heart Association’s annual scientific sessions in Orlando.

InCHIP Obesity Research Featured by Connecticut Health I-Team

InCHIP PI Kim Gans
InCHIP PI Kim Gans

Recent research by InCHIP PI and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Kim Gans was featured in a Connecticut Health I-Team article, which appeared in the Hartford Courant and CT Post as well. The research examined feeding and physical activity practices in home-based day care settings through focus groups with Hispanic female providers. It was one of six InCHIP studies published in a special section of the October issue of Childhood Obesity.

Sensor at Center of BioCHIP Featured in Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant recently featured Biorasis, a UConn biomedical start-up company, and its product, “Glucowizzard,” a fully implantable sensor smaller than a grain of rice, which continuously monitors glucose levels and relays real-time data to wristwatch-like receivers and smartphones. InCHIP PI and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Diane Burgess and her collaborators, Chemistry Professor Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos and InCHIP Affiliate and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Faquir Jain together developed Glucowizzard. It is one of the first two biosensor-based e-health technologies BioCHIP will pair with behavioral health interventions to prevent and address obesity and related conditions.

Rudd Center Study on Weight Predjudices Cited in New York Magazine

InCHIP PI and Rudd Center Deputy Director Rebecca Puhl
InCHIP PI and Rudd Center Deputy Director Rebecca Puhl

A recent multinational study by UConn’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity suggesting that people are in fact considerably sensitive to weight prejudices – and would like to see increased laws and government policies to protect overweight people in the workplace – was featured in New York Magazine and Hartford Business Journal among other media outlets. Rebecca Puhl, an InCHIP PI, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center and a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, was the lead author of the study.

2016 InCHIP Grantsmanship Training Workshop for Health Behavior Researchers

This 6-session workshop is being offered on Fridays from 12 to 2 pm, beginning on February 19, 2016. In this interactive 6-session workshop (2 hours per week for 6 weeks), you will learn the steps of developing a competitive grant proposal in health behavior, including identifying a fundable idea, determining which funders are the most likely to fund your idea, writing a winning grant application, and responding to agency feedback.