For over a decade, world renowned researchers at UConn’s Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) have worked at the intersection of behavior and biology to promote wellness and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities in Connecticut and across the world. Past CHIP research has saved a significant number of lives. The intent of CHIP’s Innovation in Health Research Fund is to support cutting-edge research consistent with CHIP’s mission to create new scientific knowledge and theoretical frameworks in the areas of health behavior, health behavior change, health intervention, and prevention at multiple levels of analysis. Funds will be used to move innovative ideas and interdisciplinary partnerships forward and facilitate progress in understanding and addressing the most pressing public health issues of the 21st century such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and obesity, and in the development of state-of-the-science health promotion interventions, tools, and policies. Invest in the next decade of CHIP research and support researchers committed to providing evidence-based solutions to complex physical and mental health problems.
It is our distinct pleasure to offer a copy of the slides from our 2015 Annual meeting. Please click on the title to download the PowerPoint Presentation. CHIP serves as a nexus for investigators at the University of Connecticut and other institutions to stimulate collaborative partnerships for the development of major research initiatives in health behavior change.
CHIP’s FY15 Annual Report covers the period from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. During FY15, the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) made significant progress towards its mission of creating and disseminating new scientific knowledge and theoretical frameworks in the areas of health behavior, health behavior change, health intervention, and prevention at multiple levels of analysis. The Center focused this year on catalyzing new multidisciplinary research and collaboration in the areas of mental health, pediatric health, obesity prevention, cancer control and prevention, electronic and mobile health (eHealth/mHealth), and policy-relevant research in order to strengthen these areas, while continuing to perform strongly in other areas (e.g., HIV/AIDS, exercise science, global health, and treatment adherence and retention in care). CHIP also continued to provide extremely high quality resources and support to its affiliated researchers and to expand its reach to provide resources to other investigators throughout the University via the organization of innovative university-wide events. These included a CHIP/School of Engineering networking event, a cross-campus dual-PI seed grant program with the Department of Psychiatry at the UConn School of Medicine, a dual-PI seed grant program with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and accompanying networking events for both dual-PI seed grant programs. Overall, this was a year of expansion and growth for CHIP in a number of critical domains and programmatic offerings.