Month: July 2011

CHIP PI Studies Athletic Compression Suits

William Kraemer, a CHIP PI, has been featured in UConn Today. From the article:
“To be the best, athletes are always searching for a competitive edge on and off the playing field. A new study by William Kraemer, professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of Education, shows that wearing a full-body compression suit is one way athletes can improve their performance even while they rest.”

Click Here for the Full Article in UConn Today

Christine N. Witzel Award Winners Announced

The Christine N. Witzel Award is a research award offered through CHIP to support an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), who wishes to do research in women’s health. Eligibility is based on (1) academic promise, (2) a recommendation by a faculty member associated with CHIP, and (3) the submission of a three-to-five page proposal that includes a description of an innovative research project in women’s health issues and a corresponding budget. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, specific health issues for women and gender differences in the experience of health issues. Priority consideration is given to students whose proposals show particular promise for future funding from a federal agency or private foundation.

During FY11, CHIP gave two Witzel Awards of $1,500 each. The winners were Psychology graduate student Nicole Overstreet for her project entitled, Body Shame and Sexual Risk Taking in Virtual Environments, and Psychology doctoral student Anna Schierberl Scherr for her project entitled, Autonomous or Controlled Support? Understanding How Significant Others May Help or Hinder Women’s Weight Loss Attempts.

Eileen Pitpitan and Ann Cheney, both former winners of the award, reviewed all submissions.