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


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 Accessibility: elevator available in building lobby on ground floor.

Web Stream

You can view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at Live webcast viewers may submit questions in real time; simple instructions are posted at

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 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 . If you have any questions about the CHIP Lecture Series, please contact