Month: March 2012

CHIP PI Contributed to New HIV Guidelines Published in Annals of Internal Medicine

K. Rivet AmicoAdvancing the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP)’s mission to contribute to policy and guidelines based on behavioral science, K. Rivet Amico, a CHIP principal investigator and research scientist II, served as a panel member on the recently released “International Guidelines for Entry Into and Retention in HIV Care and for Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy.” Amico led the section of these guidelines focused on education and counseling approaches to promote adherence to HIV medications for the general clinic population.

The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) guidelines were e-published, ahead of print publication, by the Annals of Internal Medicine earlier this week and have since been covered by media outlets including the Body, the Baltimore Sun, and the Voice of America.

“For years, supporting adherence to antiretroviral medications has been recognized in treatment guidelines as critical, but, to date, there have been few resources available that provide suggestions that are evidence based for how to do so. These guidelines offer a number of recommendations that have immediate and practical application for providing adherence support for HIV-positive individuals,” Amico said. “Monitoring linkage and retention in care and adherence are also covered in these guidelines, which makes this a comprehensive resource. We are really excited about the potential impact of these guidelines and plan to supplement them with online resources in collaboration with the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care.”

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CICATS Seminar Series Event – Mar 27

The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) and its affiliates, The Ethel Donaghue Center for Translating Research into Practice and Policy, The Institute for Community Research and Center for Health Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) present:

The Second Seminar on Health Disparities 2012 series

Jack Dovidio Speaker: Jack Dovidio, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Yale New Haven Hospital
Title: “Racism among the well-intentioned: Unconscious bias and medical care”
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: Low Learning Center, University of Connecticut Health Center263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT
RSVP: Cheryl Steciak at (860) 679-7039 or


You can also view this talk live during or after the lecture at the following website:

Full Applications for New CHIP-CIRA Seed Grant Due April 19th

The new CIRA/CHIP Multi-Institutional Pilot Program is a shared investment in new collaborations, innovative HIV/AIDS research, and your next big grant. Letters of intent were due Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. Full applications, for those whose Letters of Intent are approved, are due Thursday, April 19th.

CHIP Director Jeffrey Fisher and CIRA researcher Dr. Gerry Friedland
Pictured are CHIP Director Jeffrey Fisher and CIRA researcher Dr. Gerry Friedland at AIDS Science Day. Dr. Friedland is a CHIP Affiliate and a longtime collaborator.