Spring 2015 Schedule

Location: All lectures take place in the J. Ray Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, click here. Please note the specific room number for each lecture.

More info: Click on the hyperlinked lecture titles to open the event detail page.

RSVP and lunch: For each lecture CHIP will send reminders, which include requests for RSVPs and selections for a complimentary light lunch, through the CHIP-L listserv. To subscribe, click here. If you plan on attending but not having lunch, an RSVP would still be appreciated by emailing lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu anytime prior to the lecture.

Webcast: LIVE: The CHIP Lectures Series can be viewed via a live web stream by clicking on the webcast “play button” for the selected talk. ARCHIVED: If you missed the live webcast, use the same button to access the archived video, available by the afternoon of the next business day.

All lectures in the 2014-2015 CHIP Lecture Series are sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, and various departments at the University of Connecticut.

Webcast links will become available a few minutes before each lecture begins.


Thursday, 1/22/2015

Speaker: William Klein, PhD, NIH/NCI

Lecture title: “Self-Affirmation: From Theory to Process to Health Impact”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion, UConn
  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn Health
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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Thursday, 1/29/15

Speaker: Mark Sarzynski, PhD, LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Lecture title: “Exercise Genomics and the Quest for Personalized Medicine: Lessons Learned from the HERITAGE Family Study”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn Health
  • Center for the Study of Culture, Health and Human Development, UConn
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Department of Kinesiology, UConn
  • Institute for Systems Genomics, UConn
  • Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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Thursday, 2/5/15

Speaker: Rick Gibbons, PhD, University of Connecticut, CHIP

Lecture title: “Racism as a Carcinogen: Risk, Resilience, and Genetic Sensitivity”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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Thursday, 2/19/15

Speaker: Julia Rowland, PhD, NIH/NCI

Lecture title: “Addressing Cancer Survivors’ Health Behaviors: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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Thursday, 2/26/15

Speaker: Rebecca Puhl, PhD, University of Connecticut, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Lecture title: “Obesity Stigma: Public Attitudes and Potential Policy Remedies”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn Health
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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Thursday, 3/5/15

Speaker: Golda Ginsburg, PhD, University of Connecticut

Lecture title: “Prevention of Pediatric Anxiety Disorders”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-sponsors:

  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn Health
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Department of Psychology, UConn
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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Thursday, 3/12/15

Speaker: Michelle Cloutier, MD, University of Connecticut Health Center

Lecture title: “Engaging Primary Care Clinicians in Translational Research: Why is it so Difficult?”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention, UConn

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Thursday, 3/26/15

Speakers: Amy Mobley, PhD, RD, University of Connecticut and Kelley Newlin Lew, DNSc, APRN, CDEm, University of Connecticut

Lecture titles: CHIP Mentee Lecture: Don’t forget about dad: Novel approaches to childhood obesity prevention” and “Translation of Evidence-Based Diabetes Self Management and Prevention Programs to Community Sites

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention, UConn

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Thursday, 4/09/2015

Speaker: Tricia Leahey, PhD, University of Connecticut

Lecture title: “Financial Incentives and Social Networks for Obesity Treatment”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention, UConn

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Thursday, 4/16/15

Speaker: Cara Ebbeling, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital

Lecture title: “Dietary Interventions for Obesity: Considering Internal and External Validity in RCTs”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn Health
  • Department of Allied Health Sciences, UConn
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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Thursday, 4/23/15

Speaker: Brian Wansink, PhD, Cornell University

Lecture title: “Slim by Design: Engineering a Built Environment”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn
  • Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UConn
  • Department of Economics, UConn
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Department of Nutritional Sciences, UConn
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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Thursday, 4/30/15

Speaker: Molly Bray, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Lecture title: “Genetic and Non-Genetic Underpinnings of Energy Balance”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn Health
  • Center for the Study of Culture, Health and Human Development, UConn
  • Department of Allied Health Sciences, UConn
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Department of Kinesiology, UConn
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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Thursday, 5/7/15

Speaker: Gary Bennett, PhD, Duke University

Lecture title: “Using Digital Health to Improve Comprehensive Obesity Treatment Among the Medically Vulnerable”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn Health
  • Department of Allied Health Sciences, UConn
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Health Disparities Institute, UConn Health
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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Thursday, 4/2/15 – CANCELLED (being rescheduled to a later date)

Speaker: Stephenie Chaudoir, PhD, College of the Holy Cross

Lecture title: “Stigma and HIV: Understanding Pathways of Risk and Resilience”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in CHIP Room 204 (2nd Floor)

Co-Sponsors:

  • Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn Health
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
  • Department of Psychology, UConn
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn

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